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Jury trial set for man accused of murdering his uncle


November 29, 2019

A jury trial is set to begin in January for a man accused in the shooting death of his uncle in 2018.

James Francis Montano, 33, of Bayfield County, was arrested in April 2018 in Carlton County for shooting his uncle, 57-year-old Andrew James Gokee, and injuring Gokee’s son, 38-year-old Hudson Gauthier, Montano’s cousin. The Bayfield man faces charges of first-degree premeditated murder, attempted premeditated first-degree murder, two counts of second-degree murder and assault in the second degree.

According to the criminal complaint:

Carlton County deputies were called to 4020 Karl...

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