South Dakota woman pleads guilty to killing stepfather with tire iron

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RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota woman has pleaded guilty to killing her stepfather in Wanblee by hitting him in the head with a tire iron.

Krystin Esther Spotted Calf pleaded guilty in federal court Friday to second-degree murder in the death of Jeffrey Lynn Janis Sr. The judge could sentence her up to life in prison.

The Rapid City Journal reports Spotted Calf also will have to pay restitution for killing Janis and attacking his son.

According to court documents, Spotted Calf hit her stepfather with a tire iron on Aug. 11, 2018, after the two argued at his home and he told her to leave. She then attacked Janis’ son, injuring his head and scalp.

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