Bay­o­net at­tacker jailed

The Star Early Edition - - WORLD -

RAPID CITY: A South Dakota man ac­cused of stab­bing an­other man to death us­ing a bay­o­net has been sen­tenced to 10 years in prison.

Author­i­ties ac­cused Joseph Rich, 27, of killing 21-year-old Juan Le­garda Jr on New Year’s Day in Rapid City by stab­bing him five times with the bay­o­net, a blade at­tached to the muz­zle end of a gun.

The stab­bing hap­pened af­ter Rich’s brother be­came in­volved in a fight with other men out­side Rich’s home. Rich main­tained he was pro­tect­ing his home and fam­ily.

Rich pleaded guilty to sec­ond­de­gree man­slaugh­ter in May.

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