- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 27, 2015

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) - A man will plead guilty to second-degree murder in connection to a fatal stabbing on the Meskwaki Settlement in central Iowa.

The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports (https://bit.ly/1EoIRpm ) 21-year-old Jonathan Youngbear will enter his guilty plea Tuesday in federal court in Cedar Rapids to avoid trial and possible conviction for first-degree murder charges.

In the plea deal, Youngbear says he stabbed his 17-year-old cousin Severn Jefferson. Jefferson died Feb. 24 in Youngbear’s home, which is within the boundaries of the Meskwaki Settlement in Tama County.

Second-degree murder is punishable by life in prison without parole and up to a $250,000 fine, but attorneys have proposed a prison sentence of 25 to 35 years.

The Sac and Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa own the Meskwaki Settlement land.

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Information from: Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, https://www.wcfcourier.com

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