- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 23, 2015

BUTTE, Mont. (AP) - A transient who pleaded guilty to killing a Butte man at a southwestern Montana campground last August has been sentenced to 50 years in prison.

The Montana Standard reports (https://bit.ly/1NgZXY6 ) District Judge Loren Tucker of Dillon sentenced Christopher Lee Stiles on Tuesday to 100 years in prison with 50 suspended for the death of Mark Robert Mullen at the Bryant Creek Campground near Wise River.

Stiles and Sandra Lee Ann Cantrell were arrested three days later in Missoula.

Charging documents allege Mullen was intoxicated and told Stiles and Cantrell that they were no longer welcome at his camp unless they had sex with him. Stiles said Cantrell stabbed Mullen with a knife and Stiles hit him over the head with a stick, killing him.

Cantrell faces a July 20 trial for accountability to deliberate homicide.

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Information from: The Montana Standard, https://www.mtstandard.com

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