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New Rockford man gets 17 years in Fargo attempted murder case

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New Rockford man gets 17 years in Fargo attempted murder case
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FARGO - A man from New Rockford, N.D., was sentenced to 17 years in prison after pleading guilty to charges accusing him of stomping on a man's head and kicking him until he was bleeding and unconscious.

Sha Littlewind, who is either 25 or 26 years old, pleaded guilty in Cass County District Court on Tuesday to a count of attempted murder, a Class A felony.

Littlewind was already on probation for previous violent felonies at the time of the Oct. 10 incident. A police affidavit filed in the case says that witness told police Littlewind had consumed about a half a gallon of vodka the day of the assault and "went crazy."

Police said in reports that Littlewind told officers he "wanted to kill" the victim, who was found in a Fargo home in the 1200 block of First Avenue South.

Renata Selzler, an assistant Cass County state's attorney, said the 17-year sentence was a joint recommendation between her and the defense attorney.

"This was a very serious case - the victim suffered extensive injuries," she said. "We did feel 17 years was an appropriate sentence under the circumstances."