A woman who reached a plea agreement with prosecutors for her role in the March 2016 murder of a Harrah woman will be sentenced Wednesday in federal court in Yakima.
Kristen Ashlie Windy Cloud, 37, was indicted as an accessory after the fact in the March 2016 murder of Felina Blanch Metsker. She pleaded guilty in December and will be sentenced at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at U.S. District Court in Yakima.
Prosecutors recommend that Cloud, on probation when Metsker was murdered, serve two years in prison and one year of supervised release. The sentencing range is 36 months.
“The Defendant is the only participant in this case that has expressed remorse for her actions,” note sentencing documents filed on Feb. 20. “Nonetheless, the defendant’s extensive criminal record demonstrates that she is a danger to the public.”
A witness told authorities that Kristen Cloud and Nicole Lee Sunny Cloud, 30, helped clean up the crime scene, according to court documents.
Nicole Cloud was also indicted as an accessory after the fact. She pleaded guilty in December and will be sentenced at 10 a.m. March 27.
The man convicted of murdering Metsker will be sentenced at 11:15 a.m. May 1. George Skylar Cloud, 22, was found guilty by a federal jury on Jan. 17 of first-degree murder and using a firearm in a violent crime in connection with the death of Metsker, who was killed sometime between March 23 and April 1, 2016. The jury deliberated for an hour and 12 minutes.
He was tried in federal court because he is a citizen of the Yakama Nation and the homicide occurred on the reservation.
A witness said George Cloud and Neil Cloud, 20 — who was later murdered — killed Metsker because she had cooperated with police and they had “to eliminate the threat,” according to court documents.
Metsker was last seen between 2 and 3 p.m. March 25, 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, and Metsker was reported missing April 1, according to a bulletin from the FBI.
The FBI offered up to $10,000 for tips regarding Metsker’s disappearance. Her body was found May 5, 2016, in a rural area near White Swan.