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3 sentenced in connection with 2011 New Year Day robbery and slayings

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Bemidji Minnesota P.O. Box 455 56619

MINNEAPOLIS — In federal court Friday in St. Paul, three individuals were sentenced for their roles in the murder of a couple on the Red Lake Indian Reservation on New Year’s Day 2011.

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U.S. District Judge Donovan W. Frank sentenced David John Martin, 46, of Columbia Heights, to 160 months in prison on one count of robbery; and Kevin John Needham, 21, of Red Lake, to 90 months in prison on one count of robbery. Terin Rene Stately, 25, also of Red Lake, was sentenced to 40 months in prison on one count of aiding and abetting robbery.

On Jan. 15, Martin and Needham were charged in a superseding indictment. Martin was convicted on March 12, and Needham pleaded guilty on February 26. Stately was indicted on Aug. 16, 2012, and pleaded guilty on Nov. 15, 2012.

On June 21, their co-defendant Geshik-O-Binese Martin, 30, of Red Lake, was sentenced to life in prison on two counts of murder in the first degree, two counts of murder in the second degree and one count of robbery. He was also convicted on March 12.

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