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Montana man pleads not guilty to deliberate homicide charge

February 28, 2018

RED LODGE, Mont. (AP) — A 33-year-old Montana man has pleaded not guilty in the shooting death of another man.

KULR-TV in Billings reports that Thomas J. Schifferns, of Red Lodge, entered the plea Wednesday to deliberate homicide in Carbon County District Court.

Prosecutors accuse Schifferns of killing 63-year-old James McGregor, who had been staying with Schifferns and his common-law spouse. McGregor was reported missing on Feb. 19 and his body was found Feb. 21.

Judge Blair Jones has set bond at $1 million and Schifferns remains in custody.

Schifferns’ attorney stated that his client suffers from depression.

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Information from: KULR-TV, http://www.kulr8.com

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