- Associated Press - Thursday, January 12, 2017

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Federal charges have been filed in a fatal stabbing on the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation last spring.

The Billings Gazette reports (https://bit.ly/2jI5phq ) 28-year-old Tyson Jo Lonebear of Bismarck, North Dakota, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to second-degree murder in the death of 21-year-old Chay Little in Lame Deer. Charges against Lonebear were initially filed in tribal court.

The indictment does not provide any details of the stabbing and identifies the victim only by his initials.

U.S. Magistrate Timothy Cavan ordered Lonebear to remain in custody. The case will be heard by U.S. District Judge Susan Watters.

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


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