- Associated Press - Thursday, May 1, 2014

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - A Manderson man who beat another man to death with a metal bar has been sentenced to 9 1/2 years in prison.

Federal prosecutors say 38-year-old Leonard David Yankton must also pay $3,000 in restitution.

According to court documents, Yankton killed Winston Sitting Bear on Aug. 2 while the two were fighting. Prosecutors say Yankton repeatedly hit Sitting Bear in the head with a bar.

He pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in December and was recently sentenced in federal court in Rapid City.



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