Man Admits Shooting Two in Riverton
LANDER, Wyo. (AP) — Indians and non-Indians alike say recent shootings in a reservation border town in Wyoming show the need for better communication across cultural lines.
Thirty-two-year-old Roy Clyde pleaded guilty Thursday to murder and attempted murder in the shootings this summer of two members of the Northern Arapaho Tribe.
Clyde faces life in prison with no possibility of parole under a plea agreement that spares him the death penalty. He is a former parks worker for the city of Riverton, on the border of the Wind River Indian Reservation.
Clyde admitted in court on Thursday that he shot and killed 29-year-old Stallone Trosper and wounded 50-year-old James "Sonny" Goggles at a Riverton detox center in July.
Victims' relatives and non-Indians in Riverton say better relations between cultures could help prevent such crimes.