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Supreme court sends man back to Havre for another murder trial

A Havre man is back in state District Court to face a charge that he murdered his brother in 2013.

Shane Johnson was convicted of negligent homicide in 2014 in the shooting death of his brother, Travis Johnson, a year before.

The Montana Supreme Court sent the case back to Havre for another trial.

State District Judge Matthew Cuffe, who appeared via video, read Johnson, who appeared via video from the Hill County Detention Center his rights in a hearing this morning and said a trial would be held in the last part of May or early June. No specific date was set.

In the 2014 trial, the prosecutio...


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