- Associated Press - Thursday, January 29, 2015

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A Billings woman whose DNA tied her to a home invasion robbery in which two elderly nuns were beaten has pleaded guilty to felony robbery by accountability.

The Billings Gazette reports (https://bit.ly/1BvKLhY ) 48-year-old Bonnie Fern Archambeau entered her plea Thursday in District Court.

Her co-defendant, 33-year-old Christopher Samuel Pine, has pleaded guilty to three counts of felony robbery and one count of felony intimidation for two break-ins in August 2013.

DNA evidence from cigarette butts outside the nuns’ residence linked Pine and Archambeau to the crimes. Archambeau told investigators that Pine offered to pay her to help with the robbery. She said she received a purse and watched as Pine attacked the women, and didn’t report the crime because she was afraid of Pine.

Sentencing is set for March 17.


Information from: The Billings Gazette, https://www.billingsgazette.com

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