Man admits to beheading winning casino patron with co-defendant over $6

4 month ago

Billings news, Montana news.

Montana authorities announced that one of the two suspects accused of killing and beheading a winning casino patron has admitted to the crime.

35-year-old Jeffrey Haverty has pleaded guilty to deliberate homicide on Tuesday in the 2017 gruesome slaying of 41-year-old Myron Knight. The plea deal recommended 50 years in jail with no parole restriction and 20 years of probation.

Haverty and Donald Cherry are accused of perpetrating a grisly crime after luring the victim, who had just won $120 in the casino, to an isolated area where they beheaded him. The suspects found $6 on the victim after the murder as he asked someone to hold his winnings.

Cherry is being tried for homicide and evidence tampering for hiding Knight’s remains.