MISSOULA – A plea agreement might be in the works for the 18-year-old who is accused of shooting two people in a South Avenue gas station.
Chase Munson was scheduled for an Oct. 3 jury trial but in his status conference hearing Tuesday morning, Judge Karen Townsend was informed by Munson’s defense team that a plea agreement is in the works.
Because of the possible plea deal, the trial date was vacated and if a plea agreement can not be reached a jury trial will be held in January
Munson also has waived his right to a speedy trial so a trial date can be possibly moved to January. He will make his next court appearance Oct. 2 for a status conference hearing if needed.
Munson is charged with two counts of attempted deliberate homicide for allegedly shooting two people inside of the South Avenue Market on May 6.