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Smith wins appeal

Wyoming Supreme Court agrees the trial of Marty Smith was flawed


February 18, 2021

The Wyoming Supreme Court has overturned the jury’s guilty verdict in Marty Smith’s conviction as an accomplice to the death of local man Doug Haar. Smith was sentenced to up to 18 years in jail on felony counts of accessory before the fact to involuntary manslaughter and accessory to aggravated assault and battery.

Haar died from traumatic asphyxiation in the early hours of August 1, 2018 after an altercation with Smith and Jessie Johnson at a local travel center. Smith and Haar were said to have bickered and then begun pushing each other.

When Johnson became involved, he took Haar to...

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