Cass Lake man pleads guilty to murder

A Cass Lake man pleaded guilty to homicide charges. According to a release from the Beltrami County Attorney’s Office, Montana Cutbank entered his guilty plea to second-degree intentional murder yesterday.

During the plea hearing, Cutbank said he was a backseat passenger in a car that stopped at a residence near Cass Lake late last November.

Montana Cutbank, 21. Photo courtesy of the Beltrami County Jail Roster.

The victim emerged from a residence, and while they were standing outside the vehicle, Cutbank removed a short-barreled shotgun from beneath his clothing and fired a fatal shot to the man’s head.

Sentencing is scheduled for next month.

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