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Published March 29, 2013, 12:28 PM

Son of convicted murderer charged with killing man

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota man whose father is serving life in prison for one of the most gruesome killings in state history has been charged in federal court with first-degree murder.

By: Associated Press, Associated Press

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota man whose father is serving life in prison for one of the most gruesome killings in state history has been charged in federal court with first-degree murder.

Daniel Greatwalker Sr., of Belcourt, was convicted in November 2002 of killing 43-year-old Linus Wallette, whose body was found in a wooded area near Belcourt. Authorities said Wallette was beaten with a pickax, knife and hammer.

The case against 23-year-old Daniel Greatwalker Jr. was unsealed Friday in federal court. He's accused of killing 21-year-old Perry Picotte by striking and stabbing him. Picotte was reported missing on Nov. 27. His body was discovered on Dec. 2.

The younger Greatwalker is also charged with covering up evidence in the case. He is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday in Bismarck.

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