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By Deb Holland
Black Hills Pioneer 

Sturgis teen sentenced to 55 years

 

July 16, 2020



STURGIS — Sturgis teen Michael G. Campbell, who was charged with killing a Wyoming teen last fall, has been sentenced to 55 years in prison.

The sentencing was a sad day for both families involved in the case, said Campbell’s attorney, Steven Titus.

“This was a difficult case for everyone involved,” Titus said.

Campbell confessed in May in a Meade County courtroom that he killed 16-year-old Shayna Ritthaler. He said the two fought and he shot her.

Judge Kevin Krull handed down the sentence in Fourth Circuit Court Friday. Titus said Campbell will be eligible to seek parole after 27...



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