The sentencing of a woman who pleaded guilty in connection with the March 2016 murder of a Harrah woman has been continued to January.
Nicole Lee Sunny Cloud, 30, was scheduled to be sentenced at 11:15 a.m. Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Yakima. Monday, U.S. District Judge Stanley Bastian granted her attorney’s motion to continue the sentencing and set it for 11:15 a.m. Jan. 8. Prosecutors did not object.
Cloud and her sister, Kristen Ashlie Windy Cloud, 38, were indicted as accessories after the fact in the murder of Felina Metsker, 33. Metsker was last seen in late March 2016 in the area of Barkes Road in Harrah, where she was staying in a trailer. Authorities said blankets and a plastic window covering were missing from the trailer the next day.
The 33-year-old mother of two was reported missing April 1, 2016. Her remains were found in May 2016 and the Clouds’ cousins, George Skylar Cloud, 22, and Neil Cloud, 20, were indicted in her death.
A witness said the brothers killed Metsker because she had cooperated with police and they had “to eliminate the threat,” according to court documents.
Neil Cloud’s remains were found in Medicine Valley off Towtnuk Road near White Swan in September 2017. George Skylar Cloud was found guilty by a federal jury Jan. 17 of first-degree murder and using a firearm in a violent crime in connection with Metsker’s death. He was sentenced May 1 to life without parole for killing her.
A witness told authorities that Kristen Cloud and Nicole Cloud helped clean up the crime scene, according to court documents. Both pleaded guilty in plea agreements. Kristen Cloud was sentenced in early March to 18 months in prison with one year of supervised release.
Nicole Cloud is also accused, along with three others, of attempted aggravated sexual assault in an incident at the Yakima County jail on May 21, 2018, according to court documents.