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Associated Press, Published September 30 2013

Woman pleads guilty in reservation stabbing death

BISMARCK — A woman from Cannon Ball who stabbed her boyfriend to death is going to prison for nearly 20 years.

A federal judge on Monday sentenced 23-year-old Alisha Crow Ghost to 19 years and seven months in prison. The Bismarck Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/19RMLEz ) she must also pay $5,000 in restitution.

Crow Ghost pleaded guilty in June to second-degree murder for the Nov. 10 slaying of Cole Harrison in Cannon Ball on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation.

She told officers she and Harrison had been drinking all day and arguing about "goofy things" and "communication." A prosecutor says she also indicated Harrison was trying to get away from her for several hours and that he suffered defensive cut wounds, in addition to a fatal wound to the chest.

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