Pine Ridge man sentenced for second degree murder

Published: Apr. 6, 2021 at 5:09 PM MDT
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RAPID CITY, S.D. (KEVN) - A 34-year old Pine Ridge man was sentenced for second-degree murder Monday afternoon.

Ricky Bagola pled guilty in October 2020 to the murder of Casey Long Weston on January 3rd of last year.

Bagola admitted to firing seven rounds into Weston’s home after an argument connected to a drug deal.

He’s sentenced to 35 years in prison with five years of supervised release.

In court today, Bagola apologized to Weston’s family and said there was no way to undo what he had done.

Weston’s family remembered him by reading his obituary and showed photos of him with his children.

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