- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 27, 2016

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) - A Gillette woman charged with shooting and killing her husband has been found competent to stand trial for first-degree murder.

The Gillette News Record reports (https://bit.ly/1TvKXsY ) Debra Johnson is accused of fatally shooting her 48-year-old husband, Brian Johnson, in January. A report presented in court Monday determined Johnson was competent to move forward with trial.

The 53-year-old woman had called police Jan. 3 to tell them she shot her husband. The man was found in the living room with a gunshot wound to his chest. He was taken to the hospital and pronounced dead.

Police say Johnson acknowledged using a hunting rifle to shoot her husband.

Johnson is being held on $500,000 bail, despite requests from her attorney, Mitch Damsky, who says his client doesn’t have any prior criminal history.


Information from: The Gillette (Wyo.) News Record, https://www.gillettenewsrecord.com

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