Billings woman admits letting boyfriend die after beating
Jul. 17, 2017
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A 41-year-old Billings woman has pleaded guilty to letting her former boyfriend die in her apartment after he suffered a severe beating and leading an effort to dismember and burn his body on the Crow Indian Reservation.
The Billings Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/2vvyy14 ) prosecutors will seek a 40-year prison sentence for Carri Elizabeth Standsoverbull in the March 2015 death of 38-year-old Jeffrey Hewitt.
Standsoverbull pleaded guilty Friday to negligent homicide, aggravated assault by accountability and evidence tampering.
Prosecutors say Hewitt was beaten, likely by several people, until he couldn't move, and then was left in Standsoverbull's apartment without any medical help until he died. Investigators say Hewitt's body was then taken to the Crow Indian Reservation, where it was dismembered and burned.
Standsoverbull's brother, Patrick Saint Standsoverbull, has pleaded not guilty to aggravated assault and evidence tampering.
Information from: The Billings Gazette, http://www.billingsgazette.com