Teen Accused of Aiding in Attack on Jail Guard Says Death Not Intended


The lawyer for a teen accused of helping another teen inmate attack a Scotts Bluff County jail guard earlier this month says his client didn't intend for her to die or be seriously injured.

William Madelung, the attorney for 16-year-old Guy Eagle Elk told a judge Thursday that the teen had only shown 15-year-old Dylan Cardeilhac how to choke the guard into unconsciousness so her jail keys could be taken.

Eagle Elk, of Lisco, Neb., is charged with aiding and abetting in the death of 24-year-old Amanda Baker on Feb. 14.

Cardeilhac, of Torrington, Wyo., is charged with first-degree murder in the case. Authorities say he lured Baker into his cell and strangled her from behind. Baker died a few days later after doctors had declared her brain dead.

Both teens are charged as adults.

The judge ordered Eagle Elk's case advanced to district court for trial.

An arraignment hearing has been set for Cardeilhac on March 17.