California Man Pleads Guilty To Killing Montana Man
A California man has agreed to plea guilty to negligent homicide in the killing of a Montana man during an altercation last summer outside a Whitefish bar. Xavier Chenault, 22, of Sacramento faces 15 years in prison with 10 years suspended under the plea agreement. The Daily Interlake reports that the defendant would receive credit for time served following his arrest in Texas in November for resisting arrest. The plea agreement was signed Tuesday and must be approved by state District Judge Robert Allison. Chenault is accused of killing Steven Speer, 25, on August 2 in the parking lot of the VFW Bar and Grill.