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Yankton man appeals his manslaughter conviction

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YANKTON, S.D. (AP) - A South Dakota man convicted of shooting and killing his girlfriend is appealing the verdict and sentence.

Nicholas Hines, of Yankton, pleaded guilty to manslaughter and received a 100-year prison sentence. The Hines, 30, would be eligible for parole in 50 years.

Hines acknowledged in court that he fired a gun that killed his girlfriend, Brianna Marie Knoll, 25, last April. He said the gun discharged accidentally.

A blood test after the shooting showed that Hines had a blood-alcohol level three times above the legal limit for driving.






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