Third Leech Lake teen pleads guilty to brutal attack

The last of three teens from the Leech Lake Ojibwe Reservation accused in the brutal beating death of a blind man pleaded guilty to murder.

Jesse Royal Tapio, now 18, will be sentenced to second-degree intentional murder. Another teen was sentenced to 17 years after being convicted while a third received 5 years for pleading guilty.

The teens attacked and bludgeoned Darrell Bisson in November 2002.

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