Yankton man charged with attempted murder gets plea deal



   YANKTON, S.D. (AP) - A Yankton man accused of trying to kill his girlfriend has pleaded guilty to lesser charges in a deal with prosecutors.
 
     Curtis Wilson on Thursday pleaded guilty to two aggravated assault counts, and prosecutors dismissed attempted murder and kidnapping charges. 
 
     Authorities alleged that Wilson pointed a rifle at his girlfriend in April 2013 and pulled the trigger, but the gun had no bullets. Wilson then allegedly fired a bullet into a neighbor's home when the woman fled there for safety. The neighbor was treated for minor injuries from flying debris.
 
     Wilson during his court appearance Thursday blamed his actions on a combination of alcohol and antipsychotic medication.
 
     He could face up to 30 years in prison when he's sentenced on July 21.
     
     
 AP-WF-06-27-14 1407GMT

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