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South Dakota man gets sentenced to 14 months for threatening brother with sawed-off shotgun


RAPID CITY, South Dakota — A South Dakota man has been sentenced to 14 months in prison for pointing a sawed-off shotgun at his brother and threating to shoot him.

U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson says 27-year-old Kelly Romero was also sentenced to 18 months of supervised release. Romero earlier pleaded guilty to assault with a dangerous weapon.

Authorities say Romero had been drinking and got into an argument with his brother at his home in Cherry Creek. Romero had been shopping for his grandmother's "Memorial Give Away" earlier in the day. Prosecutors say Romero then threatened to shoot his brother with the sawed-off shotgun pointed at him if he didn't leave the house.

Romero is in the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

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