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CUSTER TRIAL: Defendant takes the stand, claiming self defense

“At that point, I drew the gun out...”

 


The man accused of shooting 36-year-old Adam McCormick in the early morning hours of Nov. 3, 2012 took the stand yesterday to tell his version of the events that led to McCormick’s death.

Jason Custer, 35 is charged with first degree murder, use of a firearm to commit a felony and possession of a firearm by a prohibited person. Custer allegedly shot McCormick over a debt of $150.

Custer moved to Sidney from California in October 2012 to live with Billy Fields and Amber Davis.

Custer first met McCormick in early October at a friend’s apartment where they smoked methamphetamine together....



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