Testimony Underway in Trial of Cheyenne Man Accused of Murder
Testimony began Monday in the trial of a Cheyenne man accused of fatally shooting a man who was living in an RV on his property.
Charles Samuel Richmond is charged with first-degree murder in the Dec. 5, 2018 shooting death of 41-year-old John Paul Birgenheier.
Richmond is alleged to have shot Birgenheier three times with a 12-gauge shotgun after a fight in which Birgenheier pushed Richmond down and threatened to hit him with a chair leg.
Richmond told police that Birgenheier used meth and that he got into an argument with him over a missing pipe. He also thought Birgenheier owed him money for food.
If convicted, Richmond could face life in prison or the death penalty.
The trial is expected to last all week.