San Manuel Band votes to banish two convicts
Members of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians of California voted to banish two convicts from the reservation.

Stacy Cheyenne Nunez-Barajas, 26, and her brother Erik Barajas, 36, pleaded guilty for their roles in a murder-for-hire plot. They were sentenced to home confinement, on the reservation.

But rather than keep them around, the tribal general council -- which consists of all members 21 and older -- voted to fine and banish the pair. "The tribal government is going to be holding members accountable," spokesperson Jacob Coin told The Riverside Press-Enterprise.

Shortly after being sentenced, Nunez-Barajas was arrested for an incident at the tribe's casino parking lot.

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