Trial opens in attempted-murder case stemming from Boulder County squirrel dispute (CO)

The trial for a Gunbarrel man accused of shooting his neighbor over a dispute about feeding the local squirrels began Monday as a Boulder County jury will be tasked with determining if the shooting was an attempted murder or an act of self-defense.  Jon Barbour, 60, is facing one count of attempted second-degree murder and one count of first-degree assault with a deadly weapon causing serious bodily injury.  Attorneys agreed that Barbour shot his neighbor, Jeffrey Browning, on May 12, 2016, in their condominium complex on Willowbrook Lane. But prosecutors and defense attorneys presented two very different accounts of what led to the shooting in their opening statements Monday.     Read the article…………..


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