MINOT, N.D. (AP) -- The man accused of killing his ex-wife in Berthold earlier this year was sentenced to serve 30 years in prison.

The Minot Daily News says 39-year-old David Hail was sentenced in state district court in Minot on Friday, three days after changing his plea to guilty on a murder charge.

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Hail was accused of strangling 44-year-old Noreen Hail during a domestic dispute on Feb. 28.

He must serve at least 85 percent of his sentence before he is eligible for parole.