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CUSTER TRIAL: Custer guilty of first degree murder


Jason Custer, 35, was convicted of first degree murder, use of a firearm to commit a felony and possession of a firearm by a felon in Cheyenne County district court Friday following a week-long trial.

A jury of seven men and five women deliberated for around five hours before determining Custer’s guilt in the fatal shooting of 36-year-old Adam McCormick just after midnight on Nov. 3, 2012 over a debt of $150.

The victim’s family found significance in the fact that the verdict came in on McCormick’s son’s birthday.

“This is what we were hoping for, to be done today,” said Alic...

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