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Youngbear to serve 25 years for 2nd degree murder

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) - A man who committed murder on the Meskwaki Nation Settlement will spend 25 years in federal prison without parole.

21-year-old Jonathan Youngbear entered a guilty plea on January 28th.

In a plea agreement, Youngbear admits he stabbed Severn Jefferson twice in the neck and chest with a knife.

At the time, he was under the influence of alcohol and also had meth in his system.

Youngbear was sentenced today in Cedar Rapids.  He must also serve a five-year term of supervised release after he serves his prison term.

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