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Man accused of killing brother pleads insanity

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado – A western Colorado man has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity in the shooting death of his brother.

An attorney entered the plea Tuesday for 20-year-old Heath Johnston.

Johnston is charged with first-degree murder in the death of his brother, 26-year-old Sam Johnston.

Sam Johnston was shot in the back of the head with a shotgun in Rifle in December.

District Attorney Martin Beeson didn’t object to the insanity plea.

Heath Johnston was ordered to undergo a psychiatric evaluation. His next hearing is scheduled for Sept. 8.


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