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Man to stand trial for 2011 murder


Craig Johnson, 48, is scheduled to stand trial for murder in Cheyenne County District Court next week.

Jury selection will take place Monday, Dec. 9, while the trial is set to begin Dec. 10 with the possibility of running through December 17.

Johnson faces charges of first-degree murder, a class IA felony, use of a weapon to commit a felony, a class II felony, possession of a deadly weapon by a felon, a class III felony, and habitual criminality. The charges are in connection with the Dec. 11, 2011 death of 42-year-old April Smith. Johnson allegedly killed Smith in the house they shared ei...

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