Meskwaki Man Appears on Federal Murder Charge

A Meskwaki man made an appearance in court Wednesday on a federal murder charge. 20 year-old Jonathan Youngbear is facing a first-degree murder charge in the death of 17 year-old Severn Jefferson. Jefferson was killed on the Meskwaki Settlement on February 24. If convicted, Youngbear faces the possibility of a life-time prison sentence.