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By Jana Peterson
Pine Knot News 

Mental health evaluation ordered for murder suspect


March 29, 2019


A judge has ordered a mental health evaluation for a man accused of shooting and killing his uncle in rural Carlton County last April.

James Francis Montano, 33, of Bayfield County, was arrested in April 2018 for shooting his uncle, 57-year-old Andrew James Gokee, and injuring Gokee's son, 38-year-old Hudson Gauthier, who is Montano's cousin. Montano was indicted on first-degree premeditated murder charges by a grand jury on March 7. The grand jury also indicted him on charges of intentional second-degree murder and attempted premeditated first-degree murder.

According to court records, Mon...

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