- Associated Press - Thursday, September 22, 2016

POLSON, Mont. (AP) - A 24-year-old Arlee woman has pleaded guilty to her role in the beating death of her 18-year-old nephew.

KERR-AM reports Kassandra Seese pleaded guilty Wednesday to accountability to negligent homicide in the Feb. 17 death of Richard Warner. Warner’s body was discovered in June covered with clothes and furniture in the shower of a trailer where Seese and her family had been living.

Prosecutors say Seese told investigators that she and two children were present when Stephen Seese struck Warner in the head with a hammer.

The family continued to live in the trailer until early May. Two people moving the trailer in June noticed a rancid odor and found Warner’s remains.

Lake County Attorney Steve Eschenbacher says he is working on a plea agreement with Stephen Seese. For now, his trial is scheduled to start on Nov. 14.

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Information from: KERR-AM, https://www.750kerr.com/

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