Johnson found guilty of November Fort Washakie murder

(Casper, Wyo.) - Late on Friday afternoon, June 17, a 12-member jury in Federal Court in Casper found Koby Dean Johnson guilty of first degree murder, showing that Johnson purposely, maliciously and with premeditation killed Rachel Noel Johnson. He was also found guilty of causing her death through use of a firearm. Both come with a possible penalties of up to life imprisonment, and he is scheduled to be sentenced on August 26th in Casper. Under the supervision of Judge Scott Skavdahl, the 12-member jury spent five of the scheduled eight day trial listening to testimonies from six of the eight children who had played witness to the acts among other witnesses. Fremont County Coroner, Erin Ivie spoke to the Jury on Wednesday as well as an FBI analysis, a DNA forensic analysis throughout the week. US Attorney Kerry Jacobson addressed the jury during opening statements and commented: "He (Johnson) hated her more than he loved them. Koby and Noel had been married for fifteen years; he was 51, she was 36. Together they had eight children and lived in Fort Washakie for four years. Noel was working to complete her last semester of Nursing School at CWC, and the kids have reported that the two would often times argue, mostly over pills." Click to read more about this case . #county10 #news