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Man charged in federal court with 2016 murder of Lame Deer woman

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Limpy is charged with second degree murder (YCDF) Limpy is charged with second degree murder (YCDF)
Julia Stump was found dead in November (Facebook) Julia Stump was found dead in November (Facebook)

BILLINGS -- Trial has been set for 2018 in the case against a man accused of killing a Lame Deer woman over a year ago.

Whitebird Limpy, 34, was arraigned this week in U.S. District Court in Billings on one count of second degree murder for the death of Julia Stump.

Stump was found dead near mile marker 33 on U.S. Highway 212 on the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation.

Charging documents do not indicate how Stump was killed, but said Limpy perpetrated the crime with "malice and aforethought."

Limpy was charged in Northern Cheyenne Tribal Court in December of 2016, one month after the murder. But it took a year for charges to be filed in federal court.

The relationship between the victim and her alleged killer is unknown.

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