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Sturgis teen pleads guilty to first-degree manslaughter

 17-year-old Michael Gavin Campbell is being charged as an adult, but since he is a juvenile, he can't be sentenced to life in prison if convicted. (Image courtesy of Meade County Sheriff's Office)
17-year-old Michael Gavin Campbell is being charged as an adult, but since he is a juvenile, he can't be sentenced to life in prison if convicted. (Image courtesy of Meade County Sheriff's Office) (KOTA)
Published: Jul. 10, 2020 at 3:54 PM CDT
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RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA TV) - A plea deal has been reached in the killing of a 16-year-old Wyoming girl near Sturgis last October.

Michael Gavin Campbell, 17, was charged with shooting death Shayna Ritthaler from Moorcroft, W.Y.

Campbell was sentenced to 55 years in prison. He must serve 27 of them before his parole. He was charged and pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter and will pay court costs.

He and Ritthaler had an argument that turned violent and he shot her in the basement of a home in southeast Sturgis.

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