Nevada Man Sentenced To Life In Prison For Murders Along Oregon Border

RENO, Nev. (AP) – A Nevada man has been sentenced to life in prison for the shotgun slayings of two women at a house on a tribal reservation along the Nevada-Oregon state line in 2018.

A federal judge in Reno sentenced Stoney Prior of McDermitt on Tuesday to two life terms to be served consecutively in the killings, about 75 miles north of Winnemucca.

A federal jury convicted Prior in August 2021 of two counts of second-degree murder within Indian Country.

Prosecutors say all three were members of the Fort McDermitt Paiute Tribe.

Court documents say the victims were 31- and 40-years old.

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