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Woman pleads guilty in Warm Springs killing

PORTLAND (AP) — One of the two woman accused of beating another woman to death on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation pleaded guilty Thursday to first-degree murder.

The Oregonian reports 21-year-old Tana C. Lawrence faces up to life in prison when she is sentenced in March in federal court in Portland.

The other woman accused in the killing, 26-year-old Angeledith S. Smith, is scheduled for trial Feb. 18.

Prosecutors said they beat Faron Kalama to death in September 2012 on the reservation in north-central Oregon because they believed she had been sleeping with Smith's husband and Lawrence's boyfriend.


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