CA: Jury gets Brentwood frog hunting murder case
Jury gets Brentwood frog hunting murder case
MARTINEZ, Calif.-The case of a Tracy man accused of killing his friend
while they were hunting for frogs in Contra Costa County has gone to a jury.
Prosecutors say 30-year-old Jared Alger shot 40-year-old Steve Goodmanson
on Aug. 27, 2006 while frog hunting in Brentwood.
Deputy District Attorney Gerald Chang says Alger shot Goodmanson while
the men were arguing over his girlfriend. Alger is also charged with
kidnapping Goodmanson's girlfriend and assaulting her. Alger had also once
dated the woman.
Attorneys for Alger say Goodmanson was accidentally killed. Alger's
attorneys say Goodmanson had pointed a gun at Alger while the men argued,
and Alger shot him in an act of self defense.
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