- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 15, 2017

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A Busby man has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter for driving drunk last May, causing a rollover crash on the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation that killed his cousin.

The Billings Gazette reports (https://bit.ly/2lRTb35 ) 20-year-old Torren Jon Russell entered his plea Wednesday before U.S. District Judge Susan Watters. He told the judge he had about a dozen beers before the May 21 crash near Busby.

Prosecutors said a blood test showed Russell’s blood-alcohol level was 0.138 percent, above the legal limit of 0.08 percent.

Court records identified the victim by the initials P.F. The Gazette has reported that 16-year-old Paul Foote, a student at Northern Cheyenne Tribal School, died in a crash on May 21.

Russell faces up to eight years in prison when Watters sentences him on June 14.


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

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