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Former strip club bouncer in North Dakota changes plea

WILLISTON, N.D. — A former bouncer at a Williston strip club accused in the beating death of another man has changed his plea to guilty.

KXMB-TV reports 29-year-old Kyle Siler on Tuesday pleaded guilty to manslaughter. The California man earlier had pleaded not guilty to a murder charge.

Siler initially was charged with aggravated assault in the August death of Dean Niederklopfer, but the charge was upgraded to murder when Niederklopfer died from his injuries.

Defense attorney Ryan Sandberg previously said he believes prosecutors “overcharged this case.”

The incident happened outside the strip club. Siler and his girlfriend were arrested in South Dakota several days after Niederklopfer was taken off life support.

Northwest District Court Joshua Rustad has ordered a pre-sentence investigation.

Manslaughter carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison.


Information from: KXMB-TV, http://www.kxnet.com

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