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Man faces murder charge in Cheyenne River reservation stabbing

SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A 29-year-old man has been charged with second-degree murder following a fatal stabbing Saturday on the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation in South Dakota.

An FBI affidavit says Jared Slader is accused of stabbing Lester Peneaux with a 3- or 4-inch knife outside the Golden Rule Bar in Eagle Butte after an argument.

The Argus Leader reports that Peneaux died during surgery at a hospital in Eagle Butte about five hours later. Slader was taken to the same hospital for a jaw injury.

Investigators say Slader told them he was defending himself after being assaulted by four or five people while sitting in a vehicle and talking to someone.

Slader faces up to life in prison if convicted.