- Associated Press - Monday, June 20, 2016

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - A Wyoming man has been convicted of first-degree murder in the shooting death of his wife last November at the family home in Ft. Washakie.

Koby Dean Johnson was convicted on Friday of murder in the death of 36-year-old Rachael Noel Johnson. He was also convicted of using a firearm.

Prosecutors say Koby Johnson shot his wife to death in front of the couple’s children. She was a nursing student at Central Wyoming College.

Christopher Crofts is U.S. Attorney for Wyoming. Crofts says Koby Johnson was convicted following a five-day jury trial before U.S. District Judge Scott Skavdahl in Casper.

Prosecutors say Koby Johnson faces a mandatory life sentence at sentencing before Skavdahl in August.

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