UPDATE AT BOTTOM:

An Ozark County man will learn his fate Friday for the murderof his girlfriends son.

Cops say Roger Hershey killed James Lee Johnson and wounded Delores Crain in a dipute over propety in 2008.



Roger Hershey (a.) is charged with first-degree murder, three counts of armed criminal action, first-degree domestic assault causing serious physical injury, and first-degree assault.

The Missouri Attorney General's office is assisting in the case against Hershey. Prosecutors say that Hershey gunned down Johnson in his mother's home in Zanoni on March 26th, 2008, and then shot Crain.

Ozark County deputies responded to a call of a shooting and discovered Hershey sitting under a tree in the front yard of Crain's home with a 9mm in his hands.

Hershey allegedly told cops that they needed to go Crain's residence and check on his girlfriend because he had shot her. Hershey had threatened to kill himself and after a brief stand-off with Hershey, Sheriff Raymond Pace tasered Hershey and then placed him under arrest.

Officers found Crain lying outside the home, with what appeared to be a gunshot wound to the chest. Crain told investigators that Hershey had shot her son inside the house.

When officers entered the home they discovered Johnson dead with multiple gunshot wounds.

UPDATE (04-24-09):

Hershey was sentenced to life in prison for Johnson's death and two 30 year sentences for armed criminal action, a fifteen year sentence for assault and another for armed criminal action.

Those sentences are to run concurrently (at the same time.)

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