- Associated Press - Thursday, November 6, 2014

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - The second of two men accused of conspiring to kill a South Dakota man in North Dakota was sentenced Thursday to life in prison.

The Bismarck Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/1GuqIpL ) that 21-year-old Joshua Clark was found guilty in July for his role in the killing of 18-year-old John Swain.

Swain was reported missing in May 2013 after moving to Bismarck from Sioux Falls, South Dakota, in search of work.

Clark’s co-defendant, 26-year-old Theo Crowe, pleaded guilty last year to conspiracy to commit murder and was sentenced in January to life in prison.

Authorities say Clark and Crowe lured Swain into a Bismarck home, hit him with a hammer and cut off his legs.

Authorities say Swain’s body was found at the home of Crowe’s grandmother in Poplar, Montana.


Information from: Bismarck Tribune, https://www.bismarcktribune.com

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