One of the men charged in the May 2016 killing of a rural Beadle County man has been sentenced to 50 years in prison.

Jose Antonio Vega, 32, of Montevideo, Minnesota plead guilty to manslaughter in the first degree in connection with the beating death of 49-year-old Keith Houck in Cavour. He was sentenced in Beadle County court.

Judge Jon R. Erickson also ordered Vega to pay $104 court costs and his court appointed attorney's fees. He was given credit for time served.

The second defendant, 50-year-old Kevin Krueger of Cavour, will stand trial in October, 2017.

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