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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Freddy Wayne Jimenez Sentenced In U.S. District Court

The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Great Falls, on October 22, 2013, before Chief U.S. District Judge Dana L. Christensen, FREDDY WAYNE JIMENEZ, a 40-year-old resident of Browning, was sentenced to a term of:

Prison: 210 months

Special Assessment: $1,000

Supervised Release: 3 years

JIMENEZ was sentenced after a federal district court trial in which he was found guilty of (6) counts of assault resulting in serious bodily injury, and (4) counts of assault with a dangerous weapon.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Ryan G. Weldon prosecuted the case for the United States.

At trial, the following evidence and testimony was presented to the jury.

In 2012, JIMENEZ beat and strangled his wife on two occasions. JIMENEZ's wife was left with broken ribs that were floating in her body, a fractured finger, and while strangling her, JIMENEZ said, "I'm gonna hurt you so bad you won't be able to do nothing."

Over a period of years, JIMENEZ also tortured his children. He cut them with machetes, hit them with metal bars, broke beer bottles over them, slammed them into vehicles. JIMENEZ even told outsiders that he wanted one of his sons dead and that he was going to kill his entire family. Although JIMENEZ claimed to have never touched his children, other than spanking one of them one time, JIMENEZ wrote a letter wherein he admitted, "I beat up my wife and kids."

Because there is no parole in the federal system, the "truth in sentencing" guidelines mandate that he will likely serve all of the time imposed by the court. In the federal system, he does have the opportunity to earn a sentence reduction for "good behavior." However, this reduction will not exceed 15% of the overall sentence.

The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Updated January 14, 2015