RAPID CITY, S.D. (KEVN) - A Pine Ridge man convicted of murder is sentenced in federal court Wednesday.
Calmer Cottier, 26, was sentenced to 17 and a half years in prison for the murder of 30-year-old Ferris Brings Plenty in 2015. Cottier was convicted in a June trial.
Cottier and five other men hit Brings Plenty with a cinder block, kicked him in the head and face, beat him with a stick, and struck him in the back of his head with a machete.
The other men involved in the killing have pleaded guilty to their roles in the death.