As of Friday, November 22, 2013
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.