Mission man accused of beating man to death with metal bat

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Authorities say a Mission man is accused of beating a man to death with a metal bat. The Rapid City Journal reports that 37-year-old Nathan Blue Bird Sr. is charged in federal court with second-degree murder and assault with a dangerous weapon. He has pleaded not guilty.

Blue Bird is accused of killing 21-year-old Joshua Bordeaux on May 30 in the South Antelope community on the Rosebud Sioux Reservation. No further details have been released. Blue Bird faces up to life in prison if convicted.