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Man pleads guilty in funeral shooting case


October 2, 2020

A man who fired a gun at a Fond du Lac funeral last year pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court.

Shelby Gene Boswell, 29, of Hugo, Minn. was accused of shooting and injuring another man in the back of the head at a funeral ceremony Oct. 18, 2019 in the Head Start gymnasium on the Fond du Lac Reservation.

Carlton County attorney Lauri Ketola said her office originally considered an attempted murder charge for Boswell, but the investigation didn’t support that. The weapons charge in U.S. District Court would result in a longer sentencing than an assault charge in state court, she said, w...

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