- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 16, 2015

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - A man charged in a fatal stabbing on the Wind River Indian Reservation has pleaded guilty to first-degree murder.

The Casper Star-Tribune reports (https://goo.gl/WZmUPu ) Byron Spoonhunter entered his plea Friday in the June 2, 2014, death of Jared Little Whiteman. Spoonhunter is scheduled to be sentenced Aug. 25.

He and two other people - Susan Chippewa and Jaymes Whiteplume - 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 set to be sentenced July 21. Whiteplume has maintained his innocence and is scheduled to go to trial July 1.

He also is charged with felony murder involving a kidnapping, kidnapping resulting in death and carrying a firearm during a violent crime.


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

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