PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A convicted felon from Lower Brule has been sentenced for possessing a gun with which another man accidentally killed himself.

U.S. Attorney Randolph Seiler says 37-year-old Lance Flute owned a rifle that a passenger in Flute's vehicle accidentally shot himself in the stomach with on Dec. 17, 2015. The man died at a Lower Brule health clinic.

Flute pleaded guilty in March to a charge of possession of a firearm by a prohibited person. He was recently ordered to serve four months in federal custody, to be followed by two years of supervised release.

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