Defendant in Detox Center Shootings Waives Arraignment

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A man charged with murder and attempted murder in the shootings of two American Indians at a Riverton detox center last month has waived a preliminary hearing, sending the state's case against him to district court.

Fremont County authorities have charged 32-year-old Roy Clyde of Riverton with murder and attempted murder in the July 18 shootings at the center, which is managed by the Sheridan based VOA of the Northern Rockies. His district court arraignment has not yet been scheduled.

Twenty-nine-year old Stallone Trosper died at the scene and 50-year-old James "Sonny" Goggles was critically injured. Both are members of the Northern Arapaho Tribe and tribal officials are pushing for federal hate crimes prosecution.

Fremont County Attorney Patrick J. LeBrun said Tuesday he had not decided whether he will seek the death penalty against Clyde. An attempt to reach Clyde's attorney on Tuesday wasn't immediately successful.

(Written with contributions from Leslie Stratmoen.)

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