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First-degree murder charge filed in Riverton slaying


March 11, 2017

RIVERTON (AP) — Prosecutors have filed a first-degree murder charge against a Riverton man accused of killing his former roommate with a claw hammer during an argument.

The Riverton Ranger reports 27-year-old Florin Brandon Wyatt was initially charged with second-degree murder in the death of 56-year-old Keith Stephenson, whose body was found in a home Sunday morning. That charge was changed to first-degree murder because prosecutors believe the slaying was premeditated.

According to an affidavit, Wyatt told investigators he and Stephenson had been arguing March 3 about the Denver Broncos...

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