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Manderson man gets 9 1/2 years for fatal beating

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RAPID CITY (AP) — A Manderson man who beat another man to death with a metal bar has been sentenced to 9 1/2 years in prison.

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Federal prosecutors say 38-year-old Leonard David Yankton must also pay $3,000 in restitution.

According to court documents, Yankton killed Winston Sitting Bear on Aug. 2 while the two were fighting. Prosecutors say Yankton repeatedly hit Sitting Bear in the head with a bar.

He pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in December and was recently sentenced in federal court in Rapid City.

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