Iron Range Man Charged with 1st Degree Murder

Man Charged with 1st Degree Murder

An Iron Range man accused of gunning down his former girlfriend in Aurora has been charged with first degree murder.

Fifty-two year old John Plevell had been facing a count of second degree murder until a grand jury indicted him with the new charge Wednesday.

Plevell is accused of shooting 49-year-old Julie Hildreth outside of the American Legion in early November.

Plevell was on probation at the time of the shooting for allegedly assaulting Hildreth.

Hildreth also had a domestic abuse no contact order against him.

His bail is set at $1 million.

He’ll be back in court in May. 

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