- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 19, 2015

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - A man who pleaded guilty to his role in a fatal stabbing on the Wind River Indian Reservation has been sentenced to 39 years in federal prison.

The Casper Star-Tribune reports (https://goo.gl/aQxCTu ) Jaymes Whiteplume was sentenced Friday for the June 2, 2014, death of Jared Little Whiteman. Whiteplume and two other people - Susan Chippewa and Byron Spoonhunter - were charged with first-degree murder.

Prosecutors say Whiteplume held Little Whiteman down while Chippewa and Spoonhunter stabbed him.

Chippewa pleaded guilty in April to first-degree murder and is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday. Spoonhunter pleaded guilty in June to first-degree murder and will be sentenced Tuesday.

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Information from: Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune, https://www.trib.com


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