- Associated Press - Friday, January 24, 2014

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) - An Evergreen man who pleaded guilty to negligent homicide in the death of another man during a drunken fight last June has been sentenced to 15 years with the Department of Corrections with 10 suspended.

The Daily Inter Lake reports (https://bit.ly/1eji4Jw ) District Judge Ted Lympus on Wednesday gave 55-year-old David Day the sentence recommended by prosecutors in the October plea agreement over the death of 55-year-old Gerald Payne.

Prosecutors say Day and Payne spent most of June 1 drinking at Day’s apartment and both became extremely intoxicated. Charging documents say the men fought and Day hit Payne in the face, causing him to fall down a flight of stairs.

Deputy Flathead County Attorney Travis Ahner recommended that Day participate in chemical dependency treatment as part of his sentence.

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Information from: Daily Inter Lake, https://www.dailyinterlake.com

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