[Masthead] Overcast and Breezy ~ 41°F  
High: 55°F ~ Low: 41°F
Sunday, May 1, 2016

Humboldt man gets 50 years for murder

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

HUMBOLDT - A Humboldt man has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for the slaying of a Dakota City man last spring.

Twenty-year-old William Shekey was sentenced Monday in Humboldt County District Court. He was found guilty of second-degree murder on Aug. 5 for the slaying of Michael Ruberg.

Court records show the two men got into an argument at a party in Rutland on April 5. The argument escalated into a fight and an autopsy showed that Ruberg died of a blunt force injury that lacerated an artery in his neck.

Shekey must serve at least 35 years of his sentence before he is eligible for parole.

Respond to this story

Posting a comment requires free registration: