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      Mitchell County man convicted for murder and aggravated assault

      The trial for Greg Johnson started Monday and wrapped up with a verdict on Wednesday morning. / MGN Online


      A Mitchell County man has been convicted on charges for felony murder and aggravated assault.

      The trial for Greg Johnson started Monday and wrapped up with a verdict on Wednesday morning.

      Johnson was found guilty of shooting Hugh Ethridge during an argument.

      Mitchell County court officials say the men struggled over the gun before the victim was shot.

      Greg Johnson had initially faced charges for murder, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, however he wasn't convicted on the firearms charge.

      Sentencing for Johnson has been deferred until a later date.

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