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Red Lake Man Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison for 2020 Murder


November 30, 2022

A Red Lake man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison followed by three years of supervised release for a 2020 murder that took place on the Red Lake Reservation.

According to court documents, on Sept. 12, 2020, 38-year-old Ralph Edward Cloud Jr. killed his cousin, Allen Smith, in Smith’s home. Concerned about a relationship between his wife and Smith, Cloud walked several miles to Smith’s home and attacked him, using a metal cabinet and its drawers to beat Smith to death.

Cloud was sentenced today in U.S. District Court after pleading guilty to one count of murder in the second degree.


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