BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - One of two men accused of conspiring to kill a South Dakota man in North Dakota has been sentenced to life in prison.
Theo Crowe, 26, earlier pleaded guilty in Bismarck to felony conspiracy to commit murder for his role in the killing of John Swain, 18.
Swain was reported missing in mid-May after moving to Bismarck from Sioux Falls, in search of work.
Crowe's co-defendant, Joshua Clark, 20, pleaded not guilty to the same charge and his case is scheduled for trial in March.
Police say Clark and Crowe lured Swain into a Bismarck home, hit him with a hammer and cut off his legs.
Authorities say Swain's body was found in June at the home of Crowe's grandmother in Poplar, Mont.
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