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State vs Johnson

"I ruled it a homicide" forensic expert tells court


On the third day of testimony, the jury heard about the specific injuries the victim, April Smith, suffered during the incident leading to her death, as well as the possible causes for those injuries, as the State of Nebraska vs. Craig Johnson trial continued in Cheyenne County District Court.

Johnson, 48, is charged with 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 for the Dec. 11, 2011 death of the 42-year-old Sidney woman.

Johnson and Smith were in a r...

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