2 Lummi members sentenced in killing of third

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by Associated Press

KING5.com

Posted on January 11, 2013 at 12:45 PM

Two members of the Lummi tribe have been sentenced in the stabbing death of a third.

The U.S. attorney's office in Seattle says 25-year-old Johnathan Casey Phair was sentenced Friday to five years in prison, while 22-year-old Dezi-Ray Thomas Louie received four years, both for involuntary manslaughter.

The two fought with Lamar Felipe James at a home on tribal land in December 2011 after a drug deal gone bad, and Phair stabbed James with a butcher knife, severing an artery. The two failed to call for help, fled the home and burned their clothes.
 

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