Mathew Campbell Pleads Not Guilty To Involuntary Manslaughter Charge
A Casper teen has entered his pleas in connection with a shooting incident, that left another teen dead.
17-year old Mathew Campbell pleaded not guilty to charges of involuntary manslaughter, aggravated burglary and unauthorized use of a vehicle.
According to a Casper Police affidavit, back in late July, Campbell and a friend stole a gun from a vehicle.
Later while showing off the gun to some other teenagers, Campbell pulled the trigger on the gun and ended up shooting his friend in the head, who eventually died from the incident.
Campbell remains jailed on $50,000 bond, and is awaiting trial.
If convicted, he could face up to 20 years in prison for involuntary manslaughter and up to 25 years for the aggravated burglary charge.
A judge has granted a motion by the Casper Star Tribune newspaper, to allow the name of the deceased in this case, be made available.
Both state prosecutors and Campbell’s defense attorney expressed concerns that releasing the name could be a problem due to other minors that were witnesses to the shooting incident.
All of the minors listed in the police affidavit, are only identified by their initials, except for Campbell.
The name of the deceased will be released in court documents at a later date.