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Woman Pleads Guilty To Second Degree Murder On Indian Reservation

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Michigan

BAY CITY - A 21-year-old resident of Blanchard, Michigan, Kaden Elizabeth Gilbert, pled guilty to murder in the second degree announced Acting U.S. Attorney Saima Mohsin.  

The evidence established that in November of 2020, Gilbert went to the victim’s residence and intentionally stabbed her with a knife severing her femoral artery. The victim lost a significant amount of blood and died due to the stabbing. The crime occurred on the Isabella Reservation in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. Gilbert is a non-Indian. The victim was Indian.

Sentencing is set for March 3, 2022 at 2 p.m. Gilbert faces up to life in prison.

The case was investigated by the Mount Pleasant Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Roy Kranz and Assistant United States Attorney J. Michael Buckley.

Updated November 17, 2021

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