POLSON — A former Montana man has pleaded guilty to his role in the beating death of his 18-year-old nephew in western Montana.
KERR-AM reports 24-year-old Stephen Seese of Osburn, Idaho, pleaded guilty Wednesday to accountability to negligent homicide in the February 2015 death of Richard Warner.
Lake County Attorney Steve Eschenbacher said he will seek a 40-year prison term when Seese is sentenced on Jan. 18.
Warner had been living in Arlee with Seese’s family, including two young children, when he was killed. The family stayed in the trailer until May with Warner’s body in the shower covered with clothing and furniture. Warner’s body was discovered in June.
Seese and his wife blamed each other for beating Warner with a hammer. Kassandra Seese pleaded guilty to the same charge and received a five-year commitment to the Department of Corrections.
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