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Montana man faces new charges in beheading of casino patron

One of two Montana men accused of decapitating a winning casino patron faces new charges.

The Billings Gazette reports that 32-year-old Donald Ray Cherry has been charged with intimidation for allegedly trying to persuade his girlfriend to change her testimony about the killing of 41-year-old Myron Wesley Knight in October 2017.

He has also been charged with evidence tampering for allegedly hiding the severed head, body and belongings of Knight, a former resident of Lander and Fort Washakie (WASH’-ah-kee), Wyoming.

The other man accused in Knight’s death, Jeffrey Glen Haverty, pleaded guilty last month.

In a recent statement to police, Haverty said that Cherry had talked about eating Knight’s brain after they killed him.

Police say Cherry’s girlfriend also made the same claim and said he was fascinated with zombies.

Cherry has pleaded not guilty.

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