- Associated Press - Friday, May 6, 2016

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - An Augusta-area man is scheduled to change his plea in the 2013 shooting death of a neighbor after a long-running land access feud.

The Independent Record reports (https://bit.ly/1rZXNaD ) Joseph Campbell’s October re-trial for deliberate homicide has been vacated and a change-of-plea hearing and sentencing hearing are set for May 18 before District Judge DeeAnn Cooney. No information about a plea agreement has been filed with the court.

Campbell was charged with killing 53-year-old Timothy Newman in October 2013. Campbell said he shot Newman in self-defense after Newman pointed a gun at him. His first trial earlier this year ended in a hung jury.

Last month Campbell settled a wrongful death lawsuit filed by Newman’s wife. The terms were not released.

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Information from: Independent Record, https://www.helenair.com

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