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Forum Communications, Published October 31 2012

Belcourt man sentenced for stabbing

BISMARCK - Kenneth N. Allery Jr., 30, of Belcourt was sentenced to six years and five months in federal prison Monday for an assault resulting in serious bodily injury, the U.S. Department of Justice said Wednesday.

He pleaded guilty May 21 to an incident in May 30, 2011, when he stabbed a man in the chest with a knife in the Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation. The victim had to undergo surgery.

U.S. District Judge Daniel L. Hovland also sentenced Allery to three years of probation after release and required $35,200 in restitution.