- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 2, 2015

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A Mexican Springs man has been sentenced to two years in federal prison for involuntary manslaughter in New Mexico.

Federal prosecutors say 44-year-old Berland Thomas will be on three years of supervised release after serving his prison term.

Thomas was arrested last June on a criminal complaint charging him with murder.

According to the complaint, Thomas allegedly killed a man by beating him with his fists during an alcohol-fueled fight on the Navajo Nation in New Mexico’s McKinley County.

Thomas was subsequently indicted and charged with second-degree murder.

He pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in February.


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