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Published March 06, 2013, 03:24 PM

Fort Yates woman accused of stabbing man to death

FORT YATES, N.D. (AP) — A Fort Yates woman is charged with second-degree murder in the stabbing death of her boyfriend's cousin.

FORT YATES, N.D. (AP) — A Fort Yates woman is charged with second-degree murder in the stabbing death of her boyfriend's cousin.

Morning Star Brown, 30, was charged with second-degree murder Tuesday in U.S. District Court, The Bismarck Tribune reported. The stabbing of Jarrett Two Bear happened at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, which is why the case is in federal court.

According to an affidavit from FBI agent Ryan O'Neil, Brown, Two Bear and Brown's boyfriend, Skip Summers, started drinking Sunday morning. By mid-afternoon, Brown reportedly became intoxicated and argumentative before she allegedly stabbed Two Bear. Brown also reportedly tried to cut her wrists. Two Bear died during a flight to a Bismarck hospital.

Summers told investigators he and Brown have been in a relationship for two to three years and that Brown has stabbed or threatened to stab him at least six times. Brown was convicted of aggravated assault in tribal court in April 2012 for stabbing Summers.

O'Neil wrote that Brown acknowledged most of the events when he interviewed her on Monday.

"However, Brown claimed she could not remember stabbing Two Bear," O'Neil wrote.

Brown is scheduled to appear at a preliminary hearing and detention hearing on Thursday morning in federal court in Bismarck. She is now in the custody of the Burleigh County Detention Center.

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