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Pine Ridge man indicted in fatal beating

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PINE RIDGE, S.D. (AP) - A Pine Ridge man, 21, has been indicted on a first-degree murder charge related to the fatal baseball bat beating of a man on the reservation.

Kyle C. Yankton pleaded not guilty Friday to the murder charge and a count of burglary.

An FBI special agent says in a probable cause affidavit that Yankton went to his ex-girlfriend's house on June 30 looking to speak to the woman and ask if her current boyfriend, Pablo Galindo, was there.

The affidavit says Yankton later forced himself in through a locked back door, carried a baseball bat into the basement and struck Galindo multiple times in the head as he slept.

Galindo was transported to a nearby hospital but died.

A message left with the public defender's office was not immediately returned.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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