LIBBY – A Lincoln County jury Wednesday found a Libby man not guilty in a shooting death at a Libby campground.
The jury deliberated for an hour and a half before finding 18-year-old Stephen Thomas not guilty of deliberate homicide and attempted deliberate homicide.
Thomas was convicted on one of six charges: The jury found him guilty of tampering with or fabricating physical evidence.
Thomas and his girlfriend were arrested last July after 67-year-old Larry Kingsley was shot and killed at a camp site in the Kootenai National Forest.
Prosecutors had claimed Thomas shot Kingsley several times.
His girlfriend, 19-year-old Heather Henson of Kalispell, was convicted last December of attempted mitigated deliberate homicide. She was sentenced to five years in prison.
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