GR Man’s Initial Appearance on Murder Charge Moved

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Bradley Harvey Setzer

By Ann Jantz, wyo4news.com

*Updated with new information at 2:50 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26*

Green River, Wyoming — A Green River man arrested Sunday evening on charges of first degree murder (attempted), interference with a peace officer and attempt to intently engage had his initial appearance in court Monday moved to later this week.

According to the Sweetwater County Circuit Court, Bradley Harvey Setzer, 39, is scheduled to appear in court sometime either Tuesday or Wednesday to be formally charged.

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According to the Green River Police Department’s incidents report, officers responded to a report of a domestic violence assault on Sunday at 4:46 p.m. Officers met with the victim who reported an altercation occurred involving a firearm.

The individual suspected of discharging a firearm left the scene prior to officers arrival. Emergency medical technicians arrived on scene and transported the victim to the hospital. Officers located the suspect’s vehicle and conducted a traffic stop.

GRPD Public Information Officer Jamie Green clarified that the victim was treated and released from the Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. She also provided Wyo4News with the state statute which outlines who can be charged with murder in the first degree, in response to some confusion about the charges.

Wyoming statute 6-2-101, Murder in the First Degree; penalty, reads:

“a)  Whoever purposely and with premeditated malice, or in the perpetration of, or attempt to perpetrate, any sexual assault, sexual abuse of a minor, arson, robbery, burglary, escape, resisting arrest, kidnapping or abuse of a child under the age of sixteen (16) years, kills any human being is guilty of murder in the first degree.”

Go to wyoleg.gov to read the statute.

More information will be provided as it becomes available from the Green River Police Department.

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