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Man gets 35 years for fatally shooting cousin in Rapid City

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) -- A man accused of fatally shooting his cousin in Rapid City over Memorial Day weekend last year has been sentenced to 35 years in prison.

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - A man accused of fatally shooting his cousin in Rapid City over Memorial Day weekend last year has been sentenced to 35 years in prison.

Twenty-one-year-old Sean Marshall pleaded guilty to manslaughter last month in the death of 22-year-old Charles Metcalf. He had been charged with murder but reached a deal with prosecutors.

Authorities said the cousins were under the influence of alcohol and drugs when they started fighting. Police said Metcalf was shot in the back multiple times. Marshall said he feared for his life because Metcalf had threatened him.

Marshall was sentenced Friday. He will be eligible for parole after serving about half of his sentence.

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