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Sentencing rescheduled for Auburn man who stabbed cousin to death

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Last Friday's sentencing for an Auburn man who pleaded guilty to the 2012 stabbing death of his cousin has been continued to Jan. 24.

Bradley Courville, 25, pleaded guilty last month to second-degree murder with a deadly weapon enhancement. Courville, who goes by the nickname "Red Cloud," faces a range of 15 to 23 years in prison.

About 1:18 a.m. on Dec. 24, 2012, Auburn police found 26-year-old Quinn Oliver dead at a home in the 4000 block of Auburn Way South. A woman at the residence told police that before Oliver died, he had staggered inside and said that "Red Cloud" had stabbed him.

Courville told police that the victim called him a name and he reacted by stabbing him multiple times.

Courville also pleaded guilty to third-degree assault for assaulting an Auburn police officer after his arrest.

Courville faces a sentence range of just under 15 to 23 years in prison. Prosecutors will recommend 19 years in prison. The Jan. 24 sentencing is at 2 p.m. before Judge LeRoy McCullough in courtroom 4A at the Maleng Regional Justice Center in Kent.

Senior DPA John Castleton handled the case.

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