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3rd person charged in connection to reservation killings

June 21, 2019

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — A third person has been charged in connection to the killing of five people on the Yakama Indian Reservation in Washington state.

The Yakima Herald-Republic reports Morris Bruce Jackson was charged this week with illegal possession of a firearm. He appeared in federal court in Richland on Thursday.

The convicted felon is not allowed to possess firearms.

Five people were shot to death in the town of White Swan earlier this month.

James Cloud and Donovan Cloud were indicted by a federal grand jury last week on charges of carjacking and brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence.

According to court documents, authorities say Jackson tried to dispose of a rifle by throwing it into an irrigation canal. Authorities recovered the gun.

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Information from: Yakima Herald-Republic, http://www.yakimaherald.com

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