A Muskoday First Nations man has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the death of another man from the reserve.
The body of Ricky Lee Bear, 36, was found southeast of Prince Albert in 2011.
Friday, Cody Travis Walker, 22, who was originally charged with second degree murder in connection with the death, pleaded guilty to manslaughter.
The Crown told a Prince Albert courtroom that Walker attacked Bear for no reason, punching him repeatedly, even after Bear was unconscious.
"It was very tragic, it was very unforeseen, and it affected our whole community," said Ted Bear, the victim's brother. "We have a small community. My family has been visibly shaken."
The Crown is asking that he be sentenced to 10 years in prison, minus the time he has already served. The defence is asking for eight years.
A judge will hand down the sentence on June 10th.
A second man, Wayne Douglas Moshenko, 38, of Regina has also been charged in the case. He allegedly kicked and stomped on Bear.
Muskoday First Nation is about 20 kilometres southeast of Prince Albert.