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Man gets 10 year-term in Standing Rock Reservation killing


BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - A Fort Yates man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for killing a woman on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation.

Thirty-year-old Lance Summers appeared in federal court in Bismarck Monday. Summers pleaded guilty in August to second-degree murder in the death last year of 38-year-old Natalie White Lightening of Cannon Ball.

The charge carried a maximum penalty of life in prison but the plea deal between Summers and prosecutors called for 10 years, and Judge Daniel Hovland approved it. Summers will be on probation for five years following his prison time.


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