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Man gets 17 years in prison in 2015 Pine Ridge murder

RAPID CITY (AP) -- A man who admitted to participating in the murder of another man on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation has been sentenced to more than 17 years in prison.

RAPID CITY (AP) - A man who admitted to participating in the murder of another man on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation has been sentenced to more than 17 years in prison.

U.S. Attorney Randolph Seiler on Monday announced the sentence against 21-year-old Allen resident Nile Paul Waters. Waters pleaded guilty in March to second-degree murder in the death of Theodore Red Cloud.

Federal authorities say Waters and Red Cloud got into a fight on July 6, 2015, in and outside a trailer home in Pine Ridge. Authorities say Red Cloud at one point during the fight fell to the ground and Waters hit him at least four times with a club-like weapon. At least one other person participated in the assault.

Waters also goes by the name of Nile Hollow Horn Bear. He is now under the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

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