Wyoming man charged with kidnapping, murder

December 25, 2019 GMT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A trial is set for Feb. 4 in Casper in the case of a Wyoming man charged with fatally shooting another man in the head this summer.

Seth Thomas Blackburn, 30, is charged with first-degree murder in federal court for the Aug. 4 death of Victor Dale Addison, KTWO-AM reported. The shooting happened “within Indian Country,” charging documents said.

Prosecutors allege Blackburn and two other men kidnapped Addison to intimidate, assault and murder him.

Blackburn, of Riverton, has pleaded not guilty and remains detained pending trial.

He was arrested two days after the fatal shooting for allegedly robbing a liquor store in Casper and pointing a rifle at the cashier’s boyfriend as he tried to retrieve the liquor. Blackburn faces state charges in that case.


Information from: KTWO-AM, http://www.k2radio.com/