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Associated Press, Published September 30 2013

Man must repay for burning church on Standing Rock

BISMARCK — A Cannonball man must pay back the cost of a church he set fire to on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation.

Nineteen-year-old Phoenix Martinez pleaded guilty to arson in June for torching the St. James Episcopal Church in the North Dakota town of Cannonball in July 2012.

The church was destroyed.

The U.S. Attorney's Office says Martinez was sentenced Monday in Bismarck to three years and four months in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release. He must also pay restitution of $354,000.

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