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Havre man found guilty of negligent homicide in the death of his brother


Last updated 6/15/2021 at 2:36pm

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Shane Johnson sits in state District Court in Havre last Tuesday during jury selection in his retrial on a charge of negligent homicide. A jury today found Johnson guilty of the charge, stemming from the 2013 shooting death of his brother, Travis Johnson.

After only a few hours of deliberation a jury found Havre resident Shane Johnson guilty of negligent homicide in the death of his brother Travis Johnson this afternoon in a trial that began one week ago.

Johnson had pleaded not guilty to the charge, his defense arguing that the death of his brother was a tragic accident, but not negligent homicide, and the prosecution arguing that the evidence clearly showed the opposite.

Johnson had appealed his 2014 conviction for the same crime, arguing the court made errors in allowing the jury unrestricted access to all of the state's testimonial aud...

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