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No gross criminal negligence in Long Soldier death


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Allen John "A.J." Long Soldier Jr.'s death was not negligent homicide, a jury unanimously decided after hearing lengthy testimony during a coroner's inquest Tuesday. Jurors, instead, agreed after 30 minutes of deliberations with numerous witnesses that the star basketball player's cause of death was acute alcohol withdrawal syndrome. Long Soldier, 18, died at Northern Montana Hospital in the early morning hours of Nov. 23 after being transported there from the Hill County Detention Center where he was being detained. After the jury delivered the verdict that no one was at fault in Long Sold...

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