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Man Sentenced in Death of MSU Student

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An 18-year-old has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for throwing a punch in a St. Cloud alley that killed a college student.

Jesse Smithers of Sauk Rapids pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the death of 20-year-old Colton Gleason, a former M-S-U student.

Gleason's father, John, says no punishment is great enough to bring his son back.

Smithers apologized for what he called a complete accident.

Smithers was accused of jumping out of a car on September 20th, 2012, and punching Colton Gleason once in the face.

Gleason fell backward and hit his head and later died.