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Published September 26, 2012, 12:05 PM

Belcourt man pleads guilty to involuntary manslaughter

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Belcourt man has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in a crash that killed a woman on Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Belcourt man has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in a crash that killed a woman on Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation.

U.S. Attorney Timothy Purdon says 30-year-old Kolman J. Gourneau faces a maximum penalty of eight years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine.

Authorities say Gourneau was intoxicated when he left a Belcourt bar last October and struck a woman with his vehicle. The woman died from her injuries.

Sentencing is slated for Jan. 7 in Bismarck.

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