Long Pine Man Takes Plea Deal In 2019 Shooting Death Of Merna Man

Long Pine Man Takes Plea Deal In 2019 Shooting Death Of Merna Man
Nathan Yankowski. Courtesy Brown County Sheriff's Office.

LONG PINE— The Long Pine man who was charged in the death of 18-year-old Logan Maring of Merna, has pled no contest to amended charges.

According to court documents, 28-year-old Nathan Yankowski withdrew his plea of not guilty on Tuesday, December 8 to charges of 2nd Degree Murder (class 1B felony) and Terroristic Threats (class 3A felony) and pled no contest to the amended charges of Manslaughter (class 2A Felony) and Unlawful/intentional discharge of a firearm (class ID felony).

With the plea deal, Brown County Attorney Andy Taylor will recommend 20 years in prison.

According to the probable cause affidavit when charges were filed in 2019, conflicting stories were told to officers before Yankowski admitted to accidentally shooting Maring after messing around with a gun.

Yankowski will be sentenced on February 9, 2021, at 9 AM.

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