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Southeast Kansas Teen Sentenced In 2015 Stabbing Death

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Alyssa Cheyenne Bird Alyssa Cheyenne Bird

An 18-year-old woman is sentenced for her role in a 2015 stabbing death.

Alyssa Cheyenne Bird of West Mineral, Kansas conspired with her mother Crystal Galloway and her mother's boyfriend, Dakota Cunningham, to kill Robin Fought.  Bird was sentenced yesterday (May 31st, 2018).

According to Cherokee County Attorney Jake Conard, the three defendants lured Fought to a rural area of the county where Galloway and Cunningham stabbed the victim several times and attempted to burn his body and vehicle.

During a preliminary hearing in 2017, Conard showed evidence from Bird and Galloway's cell phones. Prosecutors say text messages showed the two discussing the details of how Galloway and Cunningham would kill Fought. Texts included images of the scene where Fought's body was later found. Bird also sent Galloway an image of a poem including the line "don't forget to murder Rob."

A jury deliberated for less than two hours before finding Galloway guilty of murder in September 2016. She was sentenced to life in prison.

Cunningham entered a plea to murder in May 2017 and was sentenced to nearly 14 years in prison.

Bird was sentenced on May 31, 2018, to more than five years in the Kansas Department of Corrections.

"It is important for everyone, especially young people, to remember their words and actions have consequences," says Conard. "What started as an angry rant by this young woman led to the planning of a murder, and ended with an innocent man losing his life."

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