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Sentencing Set In Traffic Death

Thu., Feb. 27, 1997, midnight

Sentencing is scheduled May 12 for a Fort Hall man convicted of second-degree murder for causing a traffic accident that killed 9-year-old girl last summer.

Franklin Chippewa Sr., 45, also was found guilty by a federal jury on Wednesday of assault resulting in serious bodily injury, assault to a minor child and two counts of being a felon in possession of firearms.

U.S. Attorney Betty Richardson said Chippewa was driving a pickup truck on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation last July 5 when he broadsided a van driven by Cathy Coby, 33, also of Fort Hall.

Her daughter Keanna was killed.

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