- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 1, 2015

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - A Casper man has been charged with second-degree murder in connection to the stabbing death of his roommate.

The Casper Star-Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/1ExQyvA ) that 37-year-old Don Johns made his first appearance in Natrona County Circuit Court Monday. He is being held in the county jail on a $1 million bond, which the judge said was so high because Johns has convictions for multiple violent penalties in other states.

Johns is being charged in connection to the death of 49-year-old Donald Wickersham, who was found Sunday with about 20 stab wounds and cuts on his back.

Prosecutors say the district attorney’s office is not seeking the death penalty in Johns’ case. Second-degree murder carries a penalty of 20 years to life in prison.

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Information from: Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune, https://www.trib.com


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