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Marty shooting suspect pleads guilty

MARTY -- A 24-year-old man has pleaded guilty to two charges for fatally shooting his uncle and wounding another relative.

Dancing Bull Fischer appeared in court shortly after 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Sioux Falls and pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and assault with the intent to commit murder in connection with a shooting at a trailer home near Marty on Yankton Sioux tribal land.

The hearing took just 15 minutes, according to court documents filed Wednesday.

The charges stem from an incident that happened around 1 a.m. Nov. 27, when Fischer shot and killed his uncle, Tony Fischer Sr., and wounded Dominic Fischer at a trailer home near Marty.

An affidavit by Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent Michael Melcher says Fischer used an assault rifle in the shooting.

In exchange for Fischer's guilty plea, prosecutors will dismiss other charges, according to a plea agreement filed June 20.

Second-degree murder has a maximum penalty of life in prison and a $250,000 fine. Assault with the intent to commit murder has a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Sentencing has been scheduled for September.

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