(SD)-Guilty Plea In Reservation Murder Case
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - A Pine Ridge Reservation woman has formally pleaded guilty to 2nd degree murder for the January 2016 killing of another woman on the reservation in an incident triggered by affiliations to 2 of the best know gangs in the country - the Bloods and Crips.
24-year old Elizabeth Ann LeBeau had signed an agreement two weeks ago to plead guilty to the charge in return for authorities reducing the charge from 1st-Degree Murder in the death of 24-year old Emily Bluebird, who was missing for 3 weeks before her body was found.
The Rapid City Journal says LeBeau's boyfriend, 30-year old Fred Quiver - also known as Fred Brings Plenty - is scheduled to plead guilty to accessory to 2nd-degree murder. Both Quiver and LeBeau have been in custody since January 28th of last year, a week after the body was found.
They have offered different stories about what happened to Bluebird, with LeBeau admitting to holding Bluebird's hands as Quiver strangled her because he was upset she had a Bloods bandana in her boyfriend's jacket and Quiver had connections to the Crips.
LeBeau also said Bluebird's body was hidden under their house for 2 weeks, then buried in a shallow grave. It was eventually found after volunteers, including her family and friends, formed a search party.
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