BAY CITY, Mich. (CBS Detroit) — On Wednesday, 21-year-old Kaden Gilbert, of Blanchard, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the fatal stabbing of 21-year-old Nangonhs Massey on an Indian reservation in Mount Pleasant.

According to a press release from the U.S Attorney’s Office, Gilbert went to Massey’s home in November 2020 and intentionally stabbed her with a knife. Prosecutors said the stabbing severed Massey’s femoral artery and she lost a significant amount of blood. A man was also stabbed.

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The stabbing occurred on the Isabella Reservation.

Massey was Native American, whereas Gilbert is not.

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Sentencing is scheduled for March 3, 2022, and Gilbert faces up to life in prison.

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.

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