- Associated Press - Friday, December 4, 2015

HAMILTON, Mont. (AP) - A Montana man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for shooting a bartender and killing his dog because the bartender made a “red beer” with Clamato juice rather than tomato juice.

KECI-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1Itux2o ) that that 60-year-old Monte Hanson of Hamilton pleaded guilty in September to attempted deliberate homicide for shooting Joseph Lewis.

Hanson told investigators he became angry because it is against his Jewish religion to drink Clamato juice, which is tomato juice flavored with clam broth.

Lewis was shot on May 9 after he returned home from work. He was carrying his dog when Hanson fired the first shot, hitting the dog in the head. Another shot hit Lewis in the ribs.


Information from: KECI-TV, http://www.keci.com



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