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Bemidji woman admits fatally shooting man in dispute over stolen vehicle and drugs

Two co-defendants have pleaded guilty; a third intends to go to trial


September 23, 2022

A 21-year-old northern Minnesota woman has admitted to killing a man who had allegedly stolen her vehicle and drugs after tracking him down to a home's garage on the Red Lake Indian Reservation in 2019.

Alexia Gah Gi Gay Mary Cutbank, 21, of Bemidji pleaded guilty Wednesday in U.S. District Court in St. Paul to aiding and abetting second-degree murder and assault.

She was accused of fatally shooting David Alan Johnson, 23, of Red Lake, Minn., and wounding a second person on Aug. 12, 2019.

Cutbank remains in federal custody in the Sherburne County jail. Her sentencing has yet to be scheduled.

Two other people — Daniel Charles Barrett, 31, of Redby, Minn., and getaway driver Rose Celeste Siewert, 50, of Cass Lake, Minn. — have already pleaded guilty in connection with the shootings. Their sentencings also have yet to be scheduled.

Mia Faye Sumner, 21, of Duluth, who also is accused of taking part in the incident, is scheduled to stand trial Oct. 31.


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