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Woman pleads guilty to second degree murder on Mount Pleasant Indian reservation – CBS Detroit


BAY CITY, Michigan (CBS Detroit) – Kaden Gilbert, 21, of Blanchard, pleaded guilty to second degree murder in the fatal attack on Nangonhs Massey, 21, on a Mount Pleasant Indian reservation on Wednesday.

According to a press release from the US Attorney’s Office, Gilbert went to Massey’s home in November 2020 and intentionally stabbed her with a knife. Prosecutors said the stab wound severed Massey’s femoral artery and she lost a significant amount of blood. A man was also stabbed.

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The stabbing took place on the Isabella reservation.

Massey was Native American, while Gilbert was not.

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Sentencing is scheduled for March 3, 2022 and Gilbert faces life imprisonment.

Court records indicate that Gilbert has a history of mental illness. The government said in March it would not seek the death penalty, which is sometimes available in homicides prosecuted under federal law.

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