Two Spirit Lake men change their pleas to guilty for the murder of a Spirit Lake woman

United States Attorney Christopher Myers announced on Friday that 21-year-old Daylin Takendrick St. Pierre of the Spirit Lake Indian Reservation, plead guilty to conspiracy to commit robbery, use of a firearm in relation to a felony crime of violence and felony murder before U.S. District Judge Daniel L. Hovland.

24-year-old Dakota James Charboneau, also of Spirit Lake, pleaded guilty to second degree murder, aiding and abetting; and use of a firearm in relation to a felony crime of violence.

On August 23rd 2016, a woman by the name of Karla Yellowbird went to the Spirit Lake Indian Reservation with Suna Guy, who previously pleaded guilty to felony murder and was sentenced in this case.

Myers says while on the Spirit Lake Reservation, Charboneau and Guy planned to rob Yellowbird, and later recruited St. Pierre to do the robbery.

In the morning of August 24th 2016, St. Pierre show and killed Yellowbird while robbing her.

Sentencing for both Charboneau and St. Pierre is scheduled for February 25th 2019.