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Man to be sentenced for 2018 Flathead Valley murder

Posted at 2:45 PM, Dec 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-13 16:45:38-05

Flathead Valley native Ryan Lamb withdrew a not guilty plea of deliberate homicide Wednesday in the death of his partner Ryan Nixon in August of 2018.

Court documents show Lamb entered a plea of guilt by way of Alford Plea to negligent homicide. Sentencing is set for Feb. 12.

Kalispell Police say Lamb stabbed his boyfriend Ryan Nixon with a pair of scissors during a sexual encounter.

Lamb originally plead not guilty to the felony charge of deliberate homicide.

Back in June, a jury trial ended in a mistrial .