Woman sentenced to over 20 years for murder on Isabella Indian Reservation
BAY CITY, Mich. (WILX) — A 22-year-old woman from Blanchard, Mich., was sentenced Thursday to 250 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to second-degree murder.
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Kaden Elizabeth Gilbert’s sentencing took place in Bay City before the Honorable Thomas Ludington.
Court records show that in November 2020, Gilbert went to the victim’s home and deliberately stabbed her with a knife. The victim’s femoral artery was severed, resulting in the loss of a significant amount of blood, and died from the stab wound.
The crime happened on the Isabella Reservation in Mt. Pleasant. According to reports, the victim was Indian and Gilbert is not.
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“My office extends its deepest condolences to the family of the victim in this matter,” said U.S. Attorney Dawn N. Ison. “We sincerely hope that this sentencing brings a measure of justice to the family and friends of the victim.”
The case was investigated by the Mount Pleasant Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Roy Kranz and Assistant United States Attorney J. Michael Buckley.
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