GREAT FALLS, Mont. — A Minnesota man has been sentenced to more than nine years in prison for killing a man during an after-hours bar fight in northeast Montana.

The Great Falls Tribune reports Keith Joseph Hanks was sentenced Thursday to 112 months in prison for the July 22, 2016, stabbing death of 19-year-old Duran Jackson. Hanks, who claimed self-defense, pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter.

According to court documents, Hanks, his friend and his friend’s girlfriend were standing outside a Poplar bar after closing time when Jackson allegedly spit on Hanks’ friend, prompting the fight.

Jackson had been romantically involved with the friend’s girlfriend in the past.

Hanks was 33 at the time of the stabbing.

Information from: Great Falls Tribune,

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