Case involving Colorado hunter’s shooting death could go to trial

A man accused of shooting a member of his hunting party is likely to take his case to trial.

Harry Watkins, 52, is charged with criminally negligent homicide after he allegedly shot and killed 26-year-old Simon Howell of West Virginia while they were hunting outside Kremmling on Nov. 9.

During Watkins’ scheduled arraignment on Thursday, 14th Judicial District Attorney Matt Karzen requested a continuance in preparation for a potential trial.

“I’ve been talking with our witnesses and one of them has a scheduling conflict this fall, such as if we move the arraignment, we’re going to have a lot less trouble,” Karzen explained.

Without objection from Jones, Judge Mary Hoak continued the arraignment to May 27.

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