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South Dakota Man Sentenced For Meat Cleaver Attack

November 10, 2011, 8:34 AM

South Dakota Man Sentenced For Meat Cleaver Attack
ABERDEEN, SD - A South Dakota man who authorities say attacked another man with a meat cleaver has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.

Nineteen-year-old Konacin Blackelk of Aberdeen initially faced an attempted murder charge. He pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and also aggravated assault of a law officer.

Authorities say Blackelk used the meat cleaver during a fight on Sept. 2, sending a man to the hospital to be treated for injuries that included a cut on the head. The deputy who was assaulted was not injured.

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