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Guilty plea in fatal Janesville shooting

JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) — A southern Wisconsin man accused of fatally shooting a passenger in a Jeep last June has pleaded guilty to first-degree reckless homicide.

Prosecutors say 45-year-old James Humphrey of Janesville was on a motorcycle when he fired multiple rounds from a handgun into the Jeep, causing the death of 30-year-old Samuel Aegerter. According to the criminal complaint, Aegerter and two others in the Jeep exchanged words with Humphrey and another motorcyclist just prior to the shooting. Two counts of first-degree recklessly endangering safety were dismissed, but have been read into the record.

Sentencing is scheduled for April 14, according to the Beloit Daily News.

Information from: Beloit Daily News, http://www.beloitdailynews.com

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