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Crookston Times - Crookston, MN
  • N.D. man sentenced for killing brother on reservation

  • A North Dakota man has been sentenced to 14 years in prison after pleading guilty to stabbing and killing his brother during an altercation on the Spirit Lake Indian Reservation.
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  • A North Dakota man has been sentenced to 14 years in prison after pleading guilty to stabbing and killing his brother during an altercation on the Spirit Lake Indian Reservation.
    Federal authorities on Monday said 26-year-old Orlen Smith Jr. was sentenced on charges of voluntary manslaughter, assault resulting in serious bodily injury and assault with a dangerous weapon.
    He was also ordered to pay more than $11,000 in restitution.
    The incident happened on February 2013 in St. Michael. Authorities say the Bismarck man swung a switchblade knife at Daniel Smith, striking his chest and piercing his heart. Daniel Smith died at the scene.
    Authorities say Orlen Smith proceeded to attack two others in the home, puncturing one person in the forearm with the knife. Another individual suffered a laceration on the forehead.
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