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Montana man sentenced to prison for reservation killing

June 21, 2019

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A federal judge has sentenced a Montana man to six years in prison for the stabbing death of another man on the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation.

U.S. District Judge Susan Watters handed down the sentence Friday against 29-year-old Darrell Lee Whiteman Jr., who previously pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter. U.S. Attorney Kurt Alme says the sentence also includes three years of supervised release.

The Lame Deer man was drinking at the victim’s house on March 4, 2017.

Court documents say Whiteman grabbed a kitchen knife and stabbed the victim in the chest during an argument that erupted after Whiteman accused his girlfriend of having sex with his half-brother.

The victim is not named. Authorities previously said the FBI was investigating death of 32-year-old Dana L. Shoulderblade at a residence on March 4, 2017.

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