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By Tim Leeds 

Man acquitted in car crash homicide charges


Last updated 9/3/2021 at 12:29pm

William Joe Skidmore was acquitted after a four-day trial in state Disrict Court in Havre of a homicide charge stemming from a 2017 car crash.

Skidmore was charged following an investigation into the crash.

Jason Skidmore died as a result of injuries sustained in the crash, which occurred about midnight Aug. 14, 2017.

The jury returned its verdict after more than 9 hours of deliberation, finding William Skidmore not guilty of the lesser included offense of negligent homicide.

The jury was instructed to enter a verdict on that charge or on the original charge of vehicular homicide while...

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