An Iron Range man charged with beating another man to death while both were prisoners in the Sherburne County jail pleaded guilty and was sentenced Tuesday.
Bruce Christenson, 29, of Hibbing pleaded guilty to the first-degree murder of Carl Moyle, 28, of Elk River. He was sentenced to serve at least 30 years in prison before he will be eligible for parole. Christenson killed Moyle with a hand railing he broke off a cell wall in August 2006.
The case drew widespread attention because Christenson, who had been transferred from Oak Park Heights maximum security prison, was placed in the general jail population with Moyle, jailed for repeatedly having no vehicle insurance.