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Harrah man sentenced in beating death case

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YAKIMA, Wash. -- A Yakama Nation man is sentenced to more than 7 years in prison for the beating death of a Harrah man.

Lance Frank, 35, of Harrah was sentenced in Federal court for the death of Daniel Simmons, 42, on July 19, 2009.

Frank pled guilty to voluntary manslaughter and admitted he hit Simmons on the head with a baseball bat.

His brother, Johnathan Frank, who was also arrested in the murder, is scheduled to be sentenced on March 19th for assault and assisting his brother.

Michael C. Ormsby, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington, stated: "This case is a prime example of the investigatory partnership among the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Yakama Tribal Police Department, the Yakima County Sheriff's Office and the United States Attorney's Office. Each of these partner-agencies is committed to vigorously investigating violent crime occurring on the Yakama Nation Reservation and to bring offenders to justice."

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