News Minute: Here is the latest Wyoming news from The Associated Press at 3:40 p.m. MST
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - A Wyoming man charged with killing his girlfriend in Idaho in July 2016 argues the death of her unborn baby does not qualify as a second murder that makes him eligible for the death penalty. Attorneys for Erik Ohlson say it's 'legal insanity' for Idaho law to say a first trimester fetus is to be protected under the homicide law but not under the abortion law.
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - Two lawmakers from the same part of Wyoming will lead the state Legislature. Republican state senators have chosen Sen. Drew Perkins to be Senate president.
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - The recent race for Wyoming governor was among the most expensive in state history. The vast majority of the over $9 million raised was raised before the primaries in August.
GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) - Police say a 13-year-old Wyoming boy is recovering in a hospital after he was shot by his 24-year-old brother inside a house in Gillette. The Gillette News Record reports police Lt. Brent Wasson says the adult brother was "handling" a 9 mm handgun when it went off Saturday. No charges have been filed against the 24-year-old.
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