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Thompson Trial Expected to Begin Wednesday


By Aimee Burnett

Rupert, Idaho (KMVT-TV) The trial for a man accused of shooting and killing a man in Minidoka County last December is expected to start Wednesday.

Michael Jared Thompson of Burley is accused of killing 21–year old Michael Kenneth Blair, also of Burley, with a 9 mm handgun.

A witness said Thompson cocked the pistol and pointed it backward over his shoulder while he was driving.

That witness said alcohol was involved.

She said Blair put the gun in his mouth and it went off.

Thompson is charged with involuntary manslaughter.

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