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North Battleford man sentenced to 4 years in prison

With credit for time served, Charles McLean has just over 600 days left to serve

NORTH BATTLEFORD - A man charged with manslaughter in connection to 27-year-old Ryan Gatzke’s death has pleaded guilty to manslaughter.

Charles Michael Lewis McLean, 23, was sentenced Friday to four years in prison. With credit for time served while remanded, McLean has just over 600 days left to serve.

Police say they found a badly injured Gatzke in a house in Battleford in October 2019. He was taken to the North Battleford hospital where he was declared deceased.