- Associated Press - Monday, March 28, 2016

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - A man who pleaded guilty to murder in Bismarck will spend 16 years in prison.

Mark Butts was handed a 20-year sentence with four years suspended Monday. Butts pleaded guilty to a lower-level felony murder charge in January, and later unsuccessfully tried to withdraw his plea.

Butts is accused of stabbing 57-year-old Mississippi resident Richard Glover to death in a car in December 2014. Authorities say Glover died after suffering from more than a dozen stab wounds. Police found Glover’s body on the street next to the car.

Butts again tried to withdraw his plea on Monday saying he was pressured by his previous attorneys into pleading guilty.

Judge Bruce Haskell, however, told Butts he was aware of his rights when he entered the plea.

Court documents list Butts’s address as Rapid City, South Dakota.

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