Bayfield Man Found Guilty of Murder
CARLTON COUNTY, Minn. – A Bayfield man accused of fatally shooting his uncle and injuring his cousin in 2018 has been found guilty of murder.
James Montano, 34, was found guilty of premeditated first-degree murder, intentional second-degree murder, and attempted premeditated first-degree murder early Wednesday morning in a Carlton County courtroom.
In April 2018 Montano shot and killed his Uncle Andre Gokee, 57, and also grazed his cousin with a bullet in Carlton County.
Montano will receive a mandatory life sentence without the possibility of parole.
His sentencing date has not yet been scheduled.