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2 men plead guilty to killing on Spirit Lake Reservation

November 10, 2018

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Two men accused of killing a woman on the Spirit Lake Indian Reservation in northeastern North Dakota have changed their pleas to guilty.

Federal authorities say 21-year-old Daylin St. Pierre and 24-year-old Dakota Charboneau each pleaded guilty to three charges in the August 2016 death of Karla Yellowbird. That included a felony murder charge against St. Pierre and a second-degree murder charge against Charboneau.

Court documents show that Charboneau and another person planned to rob Yellowbird of her money and belongings and later recruited St. Pierre to do the robbery. St. Pierre shot and killed Yellowbird during the robbery.

Sentencing for the two men is scheduled for Feb. 25.

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