By Associated Press - Thursday, May 28, 2015

BELFIELD, N.D. (AP) - A Belfield man charged with attempted murder in the stabbing of his uncle after the two had argued following a night of drinking has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge.

KXMB-TV reports that Brett Hlibichuk pleaded guilty to reckless endangerment under a plea deal that called for a three-year suspended prison sentence. He’ll spend the time on supervised probation.

Stark County State’s Attorney Tom Henning says the plea deal came about because the uncle didn’t believe his nephew intended to harm him.

Court documents indicate Hlibichuk also will have to pay $1,575 in fines and fees and restitution to be determined later.

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