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Jackson County homicide trial ends in hung jury

Jackson County homicide trial ends in...

JACKSON COUNTY, Wis. (WKBT) - UPDATE: The trial for Michael O. Nelson, 27 of Altoona, ended in a hung jury Thursday night. The prosecution will reconvene next week to decide if they want to retry Nelson.

PREVIOUS: A shooting in Jackson County early Sunday morning left one man dead.

The Monroe County Sheriff's Office dispatch received a 911 call at 1:21 a.m. Sunday morning from a man saying he had shot someone. It happened at N2675 Arrow Road in the Town of Knapp.

When deputies and EMS arrived at the scene in the Town of Knapp the gunshot victim, 55-year-old Randall H. Perry of Warrens, was declared dead.

The 911 caller, 27-year-old Michael O. Nelson from Altoona, told authorities he shot Perry. Nelson has been taken into custody and being held on the charge of 1st degree intentional homicide.

Authorities said Nelson was visiting Perry's residence.

The shooting is still under investigation by the Jackson County Sheriff's Office.


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