- Associated Press - Friday, November 6, 2015

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - The Routt County District Attorney’s Office has dropped murder charges against a woman originally accused of participating in killing Edward Zimmerman.

Steamboat Pilot & Today reports (https://bit.ly/1law3MC ) that Kristen Johnson pleaded guilty Thursday to false reporting and obstructing an officer.

Prosecutors say the new charges better reflect the role she played. Her now ex-husband Lucas Johnson is still being held for Zimmerman’s murder.

Authorities say Zimmerman was found shot in the face, strangled and beaten in a shed in the Johnsons’ backyard in March.

Defense Attorney Tina Tussay says the new charges against Kristen Johnson stem from cleaning out a car and not telling authorities who her husband had been with.

Tussay says Lucas Johnson had been growing marijuana for Zimmerman.

Lucas Johnson’s next court date is Dec. 4.


Information from: Steamboat Pilot & Today, https://steamboatpilot.com/

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