- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 1, 2014

HAVRE, Mont. (AP) - A 46-year-old Havre man has been convicted of negligent homicide in the shooting death of his younger brother last November.

The state charged Shane Johnson with deliberate homicide in the death of Travis Johnson, but jurors couldn’t reach a unanimous verdict on that charge Tuesday.

Prosecutors alleged Shane Johnson shot his brother on Nov. 9 after Travis Johnson punched him in the nose during a drunken fight. Shane Johnson said it was his brother who 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.

Shane Johnson was taken into custody after the verdict was announced.

District Judge Dan Boucher scheduled sentencing for Nov. 24.

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