FARGO (AP) - Prosecutors say a North Dakota man accused of killing his cousin should be sentenced to life in prison.
Twenty-four-year-old Daniel Greatwalker Jr., of Belcourt, pleaded guilty in November to second-degree murder and altering evidence. Authorities say Perry Caske Picotte died in November 2012 after suffering 31 stab wounds to his neck and upper body.
Prosecutors say Greatwalker should spend the rest of his life behind bars because of the heinous nature of the crime and his history of violent offenses and gang affiliation.
Defensive attorneys are asking a judge to consider a lesser sentence because of Greatwalker's troubled childhood and exposure to violence. His father, Daniel Greatwalker Sr., was convicted in 2002 of killing Linus Wallette by beating him with a pickax, knife and hammer.