Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Nearman Faces In Okoboji Boating Death

A South Dakota man charged in a deadly boating accident on West Lake Okoboji is scheduled to be sentenced tomorrow in Spirit Lake.

Justin Nearman of Sioux Falls is accused of driving a boat that hit the back of another boat, killing Michael Brosnahan of Perry and injuring his wife, Jill, in August 2005.

Nearman pleaded guilty in November to one count of operating a boat while intoxicated resulting in the death of another person. He faces up to 25 years in prison.

Sentencing is set for 1:00 PM Thursday in Dickinson County District Court.

Nearman was sentenced to 10 years in prison.



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