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Hearing in homicide case rescheduled

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Gazette Staff
July 3, 2010
— A court hearing for the motorcyclist suspected of fatally shooting a Janesville man after a dispute at a red light was continued Friday.

James M. Humphrey, 44, of 1473 Marquette St., Janesville, was expected to appear in Rock County Court for a preliminary hearing on a charge of first-degree reckless homicide. The hearing didn’t happen because Humphrey’s defense attorney, Bob Junig, is out of town.


A status conference was scheduled at 1:45 p.m. Tuesday to reschedule the preliminary hearing.


Humphrey is accused of shooting Sam Aegerter, 30, of Janesville after a confrontation Friday, June 4, while both were stopped at Five Points intersection, according to the criminal complaint. Humphrey was riding a motorcycle, and Aegerter was a passenger in a Jeep.


Humphrey remains in the Rock County Jail on $1 million bail. If convicted, he faces a maximum 60 years in prison.



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