One of two men accused of decapitating a winning casino patron in 2017 in Billings has pleaded guilty to a deliberate homicide.

The Billings Gazette reports 35-year-old Jeffery Haverty entered his plea on January 11 in the death of 41-year-old Myron Knight. Haverty and his co-defendant, Donald Cherry, met Knight at the Montana Lil’s Casino in Billings. Investigators say the three were headed to a transient camp nearby when Knight asked a casino employee to hold his $120 in winnings, believing he might be robbed. Haverty and Cherry are accused of killing Knight and taking turns cutting off his head. Knight had $6 on him when he was killed.

According to the Billings Gazette, Cherry is also facing trial for deliberate homicide, evidence tampering, witness tampering, and intimidation. Cherry allegedly tried to dispose of evidence and intimidated his girlfriend into thinking her memory of the incident was false. The homicide may have involved methamphetamine. A full article published by the Billings Gazette can be found here.

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