Cheyenne Brothers Facing Attempted Murder Charges
Two Cheyenne brothers are facing life in prison after allegedly trying to kill a man while in jail.
Twenty-nine-year-old Duane Lester Jackson and 28-year-old Victor Everett Jackson, Sr. made their initial appearances in Laramie County Circuit Court this (Tuesday) morning. Neither entered a plea.
According to an affidavit, camera footage from June 9 shows Victor charging inmate Michael Budimir and choking him on the floor while Duane acts as a barrier between his brother and the other inmates.The footage shows another inmate pulling Victor off of Budimir about 20 seconds later.
Witnesses reported that Duane kicked Budimir while he was on the ground and that the brothers made threats towards Budimir and the other inmates. Victor reportedly told Budimir, "I will kill you and gouge your eyes out."
Victor has been charged with first-degree attempted murder and Duane has been charged with aiding and abetting first-degree attempted murder.
Duane's bond was set at $50,000 cash and Victor's at $100,000 cash. Their preliminary hearings are scheduled for June 30 at 2:30 p.m.
Victor is also charged with four counts of first-degree sexual assault, strangulation and domestic battery. He pleaded not guilty to the charges Friday in District Court and is scheduled for trial on September 11.