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Man sentenced for fatal stabbing on Crow Indian Reservation

January 25, 2019

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A 20-year-old man has been sentenced to more than five years in federal prison for a fatal stabbing during an argument on Montana’s Crow Indian Reservation.

The Billings Gazette reports Andrew Plentyhawk, of Crow Agency, was sentenced Thursday to 63 months for the June 15, 2017, death of 29-year-old Timothy Big Man. Plentyhawk previously pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter.

Investigators say he had been drinking earlier in the day with his girlfriend in Crow Agency, and the two were walking across the street when Big Man pulled up in a vehicle. Big Man then punched Plentyhawk in the ribs, and Plentyhawk responded by stabbing him in the abdomen with a spring-loaded knife.

Plentyhawk was initially charged with second-degree murder but struck a plea deal.

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Information from: The Billings Gazette, http://www.billingsgazette.com

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