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September 07, 2017 08:34 AM

Wanblee Man Sentenced for Fatal Stabbing on Reservation

Rapid City

A Wanblee man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for stabbing to death another man during a fight on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation last year.

Thirty-four-year-old Leon Lodges in March admitted stabbing 22-year-old Leonard Sitting Up with a knife in May 2016.

Lodges was sentenced Wednesday for second-degree murder and for assault with a dangerous weapon for stabbing and injuring another man during the altercation.

In addition to the prison time, U.S. District Court Chief Judge Jeffrey Viken ordered Lodges to pay $2,000 in restitution for funeral-related expenses.

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