Not-guilty verdict reached in brother vs. brother dispute

Great Falls, Montana (AP) 6-08

A man who shot his brother on the Blackfeet Reservation has been acquitted of criminal charges after a two-day trial in U.S. District Court in Great Falls.

A defense attorney for 22-year-old Reuben Rattler argued the defendant fired the shots at his brother, Rick, to defend himself and others.

It happened March 5.

Rick Rattler sustained a bullet wound in the face and another in the right arm.

A jury June 11 found Reuben Rattler not guilty on charges of assault with a dangerous weapon and use of a firearm in a crime of violence.