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Worland man agrees to plead guilty in Montana double murder

 

February 25, 2017



BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Wyoming man has agreed to plead guilty to a double-murder on Montana’s Crow Reservation under a plea deal with federal prosecutors.

Prosecutors will seek consecutive sentences of life in prison for 19-year-old Jesus Deniz Mendoza on two counts of second-degree murder and other crimes.

Mendoza, of Worland, also agreed to plead guilty to assault with intent to commit murder, three counts of using a firearm in a violent crime and assault with a dangerous weapon.

A March 7 change of plea hearing is scheduled.

Mendoza was originally charged with two counts of first d...



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