BILLINGS, Montana — The state is seeking a 65-year prison term for a Billings man who pleaded guilty to shooting another man to death last October.
The Billings Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/1y5QrxB ) District Judge G. Todd Baugh is scheduled to sentence 35-year-old Mahpevana-Hane (mah-puh-VON'-uh-Hayne) Lorne Bearcomesout on Oct. 21.
Under the plea agreement, the state is seeking a sentence of 65 years in prison. Public defender Randi Hood is free to argue for a lesser sentence, but Bearcomesout will not be allowed to withdraw the guilty plea he entered on July 21.
Bearcomesout pleaded guilty to deliberate homicide for killing 32-year-old Misael (mee-sah-EL') Santiago. The men were arguing in the driveway of a house on the north side of Billings over a pit bull puppy and a gun Bearcomesout believed Santiago had stolen.
Bearcomesout remains jailed with bail set at $500,000.
Information from: The Billings Gazette, http://www.billingsgazette.com