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Judge denies sentence reduction for woman who killed husband

February 22, 2018

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — A Gillette woman imprisoned for fatally shooting her husband in 2016 has had her request for a sentence reduction denied.

The Gillette News Record reports that 55-year-old Deborah L. Johnson’s 20- to 35-year sentence was upheld on Tuesday.

Johnson told the judge she isn’t a threat to herself or society and that she would be in her late 60s when she is first eligible for parole without a sentence reduction.

District Judge John R. Perry denied the request, saying he “can find no good reason to reduce or modify the sentence previously imposed.”

Johnson pleaded guilty in May to second-degree murder of her husband, 48-year-old Brian Johnson.

Johnson, who had a blood alcohol content of 0.288 when arrested, told police that her husband complained to her “about everything.”


Information from: The Gillette (Wyo.) News Record, http://www.gillettenewsrecord.com

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