Duluth woman pleads guilty to role in 2019 murder, assault
A Duluth woman pleaded guilty Tuesday to her role in an August 2019 murder on the Red Lake Indian Reservation, according to a news release by U.S. Attorney Andrew Luger.
Mia Faye Sumner, 21, pleaded guilty to one count of aiding and abetting murder in the second degree, court officials said.
On Aug. 12, 2019, Sumner and her two co-defendants Alexia Gah Gi Gay Mary Cutbank, 21, and Daniel Charles Barrett, 31, entered the garage of a residence where the victim, Daniel Alan Johnson, was known to reside, according to the news release.
Cutbank fired a handgun multiple times, fatally shooting Johnson and seriously injuring one other victim, court officials said. The three defendants left the scene and were driven off the Red Lake Indian Reservation by Rose Celeste Siewert, 50, to avoid arrest, according to the news release.
Cutbank pleaded guilty to one count of aiding and abetting murder in the second degree and one count of aiding and abetting assault resulting in serious bodily injury on Sept. 20, 2022. Barrett pleaded guilty on Aug. 16, 2022, to one count of aiding and abetting murder in the second degree. Siewert pleaded guilty on Sept. 14, 2022, to one count of accessory after the fact.
Sentencing dates have not yet been scheduled.
Multiple agencies, including the Red Lake Tribal Police Department, the FBI Headwaters Safe Trails Task Force, the Duluth Police Department, the Minnesota Department of Corrections in collaboration with the United States Attorney’s Office Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons Initiative and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, assisted in the investigation.