Manslaughter Case Dropped

The case against Justin Blodgett, who was charged with manslaughter after he was involved in a physical altercation that resulted in the death of Raymond Terrill in Craig earlier this year, was dropped this week. According to the Motion to Dismiss, District Attorney Brett Barkey determined Blodgett had acted in self defense and that his actions were not enough to cause a substantial risk of death. The incident occurred in March, when Blodgett is said to have punched Terrill once in the head. According to the motion to dismiss, Terrill’s knees buckled from the punch, causing him to fall to the ground where he stopped breathing. Terrill had a blood alcohol content of .255 when the accident occurred. His death was caused by blunt force trauma to the head. Pictured above Justin Blodgett, photo courtesy of the Moffat County Jail. Pictured below, Raymond Terrill, photo courtesy of Terrill’s Facebook page, click to enlarge.

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