BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A 20-year-old Crow Agency man has pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter for a fatal stabbing on the Crow Indian Reservation.
The Billings Gazette reports Andrew David Plentyhawk pleaded guilty court on Sept. 6 and faces up to 15 years in prison. A sentencing date has not been set.
Federal prosecutors agreed to drop a second-degree murder charge in the June 15, 2017 stabbing death of a victim who was identified in court by his initials. The initials match Timothy Big Man, who the FBI said died of a stab wound in the town of Crow Agency on the same day.
Court records say the victim punched Plentyhawk in the ribs and Plentyhawk responded by stabbing him once in the abdomen. The knife severed a large blood vessel.
Information from: The Billings Gazette, http://www.billingsgazette.com