A Standing Rock Reservation woman charged with murder in the 2019 death of a woman on the Fort Berthold Reservation was sentenced Monday to 10 years in federal prison.
The charges stem from the death of Taylor Benson at a Parshall mobile home in June 2019. Chantel Ducheneaux was accused of killing Benson with a kitchen knife after the two women argued, authorities said.
Ducheneaux pleaded guilty in April to second-degree murder and assault with a dangerous weapon, court records show. A charge of first-degree murder and a second count of assault with a dangerous weapon were dismissed.
U.S. District Judge Daniel Traynor also ordered that Ducheneaux spend five years on supervised release after her prison time.