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Wyoming man pleads guilty in killing at detox center

A Wyoming man pleaded guilty Thursday in the shooting of two American Indian men that exposed racial tensions in a reservation border town. Roy Clyde, 32, faces life in prison with no possibility of parole under a plea agreement that spares him the death penalty. Clyde is a former parks worker for the city of Riverton, on the border of the Wind River Indian Reservation. Clyde admitted in court that he walked into the Center of Hope detox center on July 18 and shot and killed Stallone Trosper, 29, as Trosper lay on a bed. He also shot James "Sonny" Goggles, 50, in the head, critically injuring him. Clyde then calmly surrendered to police outside the center. Trosper and Goggles...