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Plea deal reached in ND Oil Patch shooting

WILLISTON, N.D. — A Texas man accused in a fatal shooting at a worker camp in the western North Dakota oil patch has pleaded guilty to reduced charges.

Victor Lamont of Lufkin, Texas, was charged with murder, attempted murder and terrorizing for the 2012 slaying of 57-year-old Gerald Schild of Katy, Texas and shooting and wounding 38-year-old Travis Lomax of Fort Smith, Ark.

The Williston Herald reports that Lamont pleaded guilty Friday to felony charges of manslaughter and reckless endangerment. The terrorizing charges remain the same.

Lamont will still face 25 years in prison, with two years suspended.

Attorney Jeff Nehring says Lamont's charges were reduced because he was heavily intoxicated at the time of the shooting and the slaying was not premeditated.