POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - Anthony Martin Ish, 34, of Fort Hall was sentenced to life in prison by Senior U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge Thursday.
Ish was convicted by a jury of second-degree murder and assault with a deadly weapon on February 14, 2017 after a one-week jury trial in Pocatello.
According to Acting U.S. Attorney Rafael Gonzalez, trial evidence established that on October 14, 2014 Ish shot and killed Darrel Auck outside Ish's grandmother's mobile home on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation. Auck and several others were there for Ish's birthday party.
Eye witnesses testified that Ish fired a pistol at Auck several times, at close range, while Auck was trying to get away.
There has been an extensive search for Auck's body, but it has not been recovered. the FBI, Fort Hall Police, Shoshone-Bannock Tribes, and Search and Rescue have all been involved in search efforts.
The case was investigated by the FBI and Fort Hall Police.