- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 25, 2015

DILLON, Mont. (AP) - A transient has admitted killing a Butte man at a southwestern Montana campground last summer.

KWYB-TV in Butte (https://bit.ly/1BLYj8l ) reports 29-year-old Christopher Stiles pleaded guilty to deliberate homicide Tuesday during a hearing before District Judge Loren Tucker in Dillon. A plea agreement calls for a 100-year prison sentence with 50 suspended.

Robert Mullan was killed at a campground near Wise River on Aug. 8, 2014. His body was found the next day.

Co-defendant Sandra Cantrell has pleaded not guilty to accountability to deliberate homicide. Her trial is scheduled for July 20.

Court records say Cantrell told investigators she stabbed Mullan when he tried to have sex with her and suggested Stiles join them. Stiles said Cantrell told him to “man up” so he hit Mullan in the head with a piece of firewood, killing him.

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