Whitewater murder case scheduled for trial
ELKHORN—Jury 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.