Man sentenced to 60 years in prison for Sioux City homicide

(Courtesy: Woodbury County Jail)
Published: Apr. 26, 2021 at 6:12 PM CDT
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SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) - A 46-year-old Carroll man has been sentenced to 60 years in prison for the death of a man during a break-in at the victim’s home.

Gary Dains Jr. was sentenced Monday in Woodbury County. He was convicted in March of voluntary manslaughter and three other charges for the killing of 65-year-old Paul Smith in Sioux City in July 2019. Prosecutors say Smith caught Dains breaking into his home for the second time in eight days.

Dains killed Smith in a struggle, then took $120 and Smith’s vehicle, which he later gave away.

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