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Year later, guilty plea likely in woman’s fatal stabbing

November 4, 2021 GMT

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) — A guilty plea is likely in federal court in the fatal stabbing of a young woman at a central Michigan apartment building, records show.

Kaden Gilbert, 21, has been in custody for about a year since the death of Nangonhs Massey, 21, in Mount Pleasant. A man was also stabbed.

A charge of second-degree murder was filed Tuesday in federal court in Bay City. It was labeled a criminal “information,” which means a guilty plea is expected on Nov. 10.

The case is in federal court because the stabbing occurred on an American Indian reservation.

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