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Two decades after being convicted of murder, a Mission man is again accused of committing a similar crime.

Narvin James Bordeaux Jr., 55, is charged with second-degree murder in a fatal stabbing on the Rosebud Indian Reservation in October, according to court records. Prosecutors say Bordeaux killed Sonny White with a knife during an incident in Todd County. No other details have been released.

Bordeaux pleaded not guilty during an appearance Tuesday at the federal courthouse in Pierre. He is detained at the Hughes County Jail while awaiting trial, tentatively scheduled for June. Second-degree murder is punishable by up to life in prison.

Bordeaux previously had been found guilty of the same offense.

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He was convicted of murdering Shelby White Bear during a drinking party on the Rosebud reservation in 1991, federal appellate court records show. Bordeaux reportedly confessed using a knife to cut the neck of White Bear after learning that White Bear had allegedly sexually assaulted Bordeaux's mother years ago.

Bordeaux served time in federal prison and was released in January 2012, according to his inmate data with the Bureau of Prisons.​

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