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Court Notes: Murder trial begins in Carlton


January 17, 2020

A jury trial for a Wisconsin man accused of shooting and killing his uncle began Monday in Carlton County Sixth District Court.

James Francis Montano, 34, 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. Montano faces charges of first-degree premeditated murder, attempted premeditated first-degree murder, two counts of second-degree murder and assault in the second degree.

Gauthier testified much of Monday, then Montano’s father, Michael, too...

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