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Sentencing set in shooting death at party

Plea agreement recommends 20 years in prison for deliberate homicide

Xavier Alexander Clark of Havre is awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty in a plea agreement to a charge of deliberate homicide stemming from the shooting death of Dyllan Murray, 21, at a party on Saddle Butte Drive Oct. 17, 2021.

As per the plea agreement, Judge Kaydee Snipes Ruiz dropped two felony counts of attempted assault with a weapon, ordered a presentence investigation be prepared and set sentencing for March 20.

In the plea agreement, the prosecution recommends Clark, who was 23 at the time of the incident, be sentenced to 40 years in Montana State Prison with 20 suspended and be...


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