- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 3, 2015

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - A 42-year-old Wolf Point man has been sentenced to 14 years in federal prison for stomping and beating a man to death.

U.S. District Judge Brian Morris sentenced Mervin Hale Jr. on Tuesday. Hale previously pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the March 2014 death of 47-year-old Laramie Wallace. Wallace died of internal bleeding due to a lacerated liver two days after the beating that left him with a shoe print on his face.

Court records say Hale was reportedly upset because Wallace owed him money and because Wallace’s girlfriend had complained about Wallace hurting her in some way.

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