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Billings woman sentenced for dismembering her boyfriend

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BILLINGS - Carri Standsoverbull, who admitted she beat and helped dismember her boyfriend in 2015, was sentenced Wednesday to 40 years in prison.

Standsoverbull, 41 years old, was sentenced by Judge Michael Moses in Yellowstone County District Court.

Standsoverbull was sentenced to 60 years to the Montana Women’s Prison with 20 years suspended for the murder of Jeffrey Hewitt, 41, according to Moses’ clerk.

Standsoverbull pleaded guilty in July to the charges of negligent homicide, aggravated assault, and tampering with evidence.

Hewitt’s remains were found in a burn pit in Pryor about a month after his death. His head, which had been removed from his body, was never recovered.

His remains were only identifiable by a partial tattoo on the back of Hewitt’s neck.

Investigators determined Hewitt had been beaten by multiple people at Standsoverbull’s home, which was located at the Ponderosa Apartment Complex.

Hewitt was beaten to the point of immobility and was left laying on a mattress for days until his death, according to authorities.

After his death, Hewitt’s body was dismembered with a saw and his remains were scattered on the Crow Indian Reservation.

Standsoverbull’s relative, Patrick, recently admitted that he helped destroy the evidence, including the victim’s body.

Prosecutors said earlier that additional suspects may be charged in the future with the assault that ultimately caused Hewitt’s death, but no new charges had been filed as of Wednesday.

Standsoverbull initially denied her involvement in Hewitt’s murder, but later claimed she attacked him because he’d abuse her and her children.

Patrick Standsoverbull said Hewitt’s death was “misery...horrible, painful.”

His sentencing has yet to take place.

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