- Associated Press - Thursday, December 18, 2014

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - A Billings man who acknowledged stabbing another man to death during a fight at a Fort Benton bar has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.

The Great Falls Tribune reports (https://gftrib.com/1w1eE6c ) Casey Carlos was sentenced Wednesday to 30 years in prison with 12 suspended for the deliberate homicide charge. He received an additional 10 years with eight suspended for a weapons enhancement to the murder charge.

Prosecutors say Carlos stabbed 21-year-old Fletcher Courtnage-McKinsey in the side as Courtnage-McKinsey was fighting with another man at the Pastime Bar on Jan. 19, 2013. Courtnage-McKinsey died at a Great Falls hospital.

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Information from: Great Falls Tribune, https://www.greatfallstribune.com


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