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By Tim Leeds 

Johnson murder retrial starts today


Last updated 6/8/2021 at 3:39pm

The retrial of a Havre man convicted of negligent homicide in 2014 in the shooting death of his brother started today in state District Court in the Hill County Courthouse.

The retrial of Shane Clark Johnson started with jury selection this morning, with District Judge Matthew Cuffe presiding.

In initial discussions, Cuffe said they expected opening arguments may be made this afternoon. 

Johnson had appealed his 2014 conviction, arguing the court made errors in allowing the jury unrestricted access to all of the state’s testimonial audio and video exhibits during deliberations and by...

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