A homeless man charged with deliberate homicide was sentenced to 40 years in the Montana State Prison on Wednesday.
Court documents say Shane Hans allegedly beat Teddy Hildebrandt to death sometime around October 12th, 2011.
Records say Hans got into an altercation with Hildebrandt when Hans was upset the transient was sleeping in his spot in an area around the Butte Civic Center.
The following day Hans was arrested.
Hans pled guilty to the charge.
He will complete his sentence at the Montana State Prison.