Montana Crime & Courts

Jan 29, 2013 5:52 PM by Heath Heggem - MTN News

Charges filed in 2010 shooting of Malta teen

GREAT FALLS - Emmitt Boschee has been charged with negligent homicide in the 2010 death of 16-year old Logan Wilson of Malta.

Wilson was shot while hunting with Boschee and Jessen LaFond on October 23, 2010. The new charge was filed against Boschee in Phillips County Youth Court.

Court documents indicate that Boschee, now 17 years old, changed his story several times. Initially, both LaFond and Boschee told investigators that Wilson shot himself.

Boschee later admitted that the bullet came from his gun, but he claimed the rifle discharged after a fall.

According to a statement from LaFond's mother, Boschee could not have fallen because her son saw him standing upright immediately after the shot was fired.

On yet another occasion, Boschee, who was 50 to 60 yards away from Wilson and LaFond, told Phillips County Sheriff's Deputies that he was 'scoping' his hunting partners when the fatal shot was accidentally fired.

If convicted, the 17-year old Boschee faces incarceration until he's 18, and he could be on probation until he's 25.

Boschee and LaFond previously received probation on charges of felony obstruction of justice.

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