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Man convicted in ND oil patch murder sentenced

WAHPETON, N.D. — An Idaho man convicted of killing a man outside of a strip club in the western North Dakota oil patch hub of Williston has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

KXMB-TV reports the sentence against Jonathan Horvath came Tuesday. In July, he was found guilty of murder, two counts of terrorizing and one count of reckless endangerment in the March 2013 death of 28-year-old Derrick Spiegel of Williston.

Authorities said Spiegel was killed on a sidewalk outside a strip club following an argument. Horvath then fled to Billings, Montana, where he was captured two days later. The reckless endangerment charge stems from Horvath allegedly firing into the bar. No one was hurt.

Horvath had moved to Williston from Sandpoint, Idaho, to find work in the oil patch.

In related news, Man faces murder charge in Williston beating death.

Information from: Bismarck Tribune, http://www.bismarcktribune.com

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