Father, son sentenced to life in prison for manslaughter

MARTIN, S.D. (AP) — A father and his adult son who pleaded guilty to fatally shooting a man in Martin two years ago have been sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole.

58-year-old Daniel Ceplecha and 24-year-old Rangler Ceplecha were sentenced Nov. 30 in federal court.

Both father and son pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter in February in the shooting death of Moses Red Bear.

Firefighters found Red Bear’s body while extinguishing a grass fire in western Bennett County in November 2016.

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