Whitewater murder case scheduled for trial

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Frank Schultz
Friday, October 20, 2017

ELKHORNJury selection begins next week for a Whitewater man accused of shooting and killing his brother-in-law one year ago.

Lawyers and Walworth County Judge Kristine Drettwan met for a final pre-trial hearing lasting more than two hours Friday.

Drettwan made a series of rulings, allowing some evidence to be used at trial and barring other evidence, according to online court records.

Jury selection is set for Friday, Oct. 27. A five-day trial is scheduled for the next week in Walworth County Court.

Alan M. Johnson, 32, faces charges of first-degree intentional homicide and armed robbery. He is accused of entering the Whitewater home of Ken Myszkewicz on Oct. 25, 2016, to look for child pornography he believed his brother-in-law kept on his computer.

Johnson has said Myszkewicz sexually and physically assaulted him when he was a child. His lawyers have argued that his fear of Myszkewicz played a role in the shooting.

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