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Helena woman charged in man's beating, stabbing death

HELENA (AP) — A 32-year-old Helena woman is charged in the death of a man whose body was found north of Canyon Ferry Reservoir last week. 

Serena Lee Kilseimer was charged Monday with deliberate homicide or accountability to deliberate homicide for the death of 56-year-old Shane White of Helena.

Kilseimer did not enter a plea. Her bail was set at $75,000.

Her co-defendant, 41-year-old Dewayne William Johnson, was scheduled to appear in Justice Court Wednesday. Court officials said neither had an attorney who could comment on their behalf.

Prosecutors say the victim was last seen with Kilseimer and Johnson on Sept. 8.

Johnson was arrested on a warrant at White's residence the next day. When asked about White's whereabouts, investigators said Kilseimer replied: "I'm not talking about any murders."

White's body was found Sept. 18. He had been beaten and stabbed.

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