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Teen pleads guilty to torching reservation church

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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- A Cannonball man has pleaded guilty to burning down a church on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation.

Nineteen-year-old Phoenix Martinez was accused of torching the St. James Episcopal Church in Cannonball late last July. The church was destroyed.

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U.S. Attorney Timothy Purdon says Martinez faces up to 25 years in prison when he's sentenced on Sept. 30 on an arson charge in federal court in Bismarck.

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