Havre Man Sentenced After Shooting Brother
HAVRE, Mont. (AP) — A 46-year-old Havre man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for shooting his younger brother to death in the basement of their parents' house during a drunken argument.
KOJM-AM reports (http://bit.ly/1cN28FD ) District Judge Dan Boucher (BOO'-shay) on Monday sentenced Shane Johnson to 50 years in prison with 10 suspended. Johnson was convicted of negligent homicide for the November 2013 shooting death of Travis Johnson. Jurors could not reach a verdict on a deliberate homicide charge.
Prosecutors alleged Shane Johnson shot his brother after Travis Johnson punched him in the nose during a fight. Shane Johnson argued his brother had grabbed the gun and the two were struggling over it when it went off. A bullet went through Travis Johnson's cheek and into his brain.