Judge sentences 2 in Warm Springs slaying
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Two members of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Spring have been sentenced after a conviction on a murder that a judge called "extraordinarily brutal."
U.S. District Court Judge Anna J. Brown sentenced 30-year-old Jolena Warner to 30 years in prison and 25-year-old Antonio Brito to 18 years in prison for their roles in the stabbing and strangulation death of Lucinda Stwyer.
After the slaying, Warner and Brito pour gasoline on Stwyer's corpse and set it on fire.
Brown says both Brito and Warner were methamphetamine users before and during the crime.