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Sentencing set for bondsman and assistant in Butte homicide case

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Posted at 4:44 PM, Mar 26, 2024
and last updated 2024-03-27 11:08:07-04

BUTTE — Sentencing dates have been scheduled for the Butte bondsman and his assistant convicted for the 2021 shooting death of William Harris in his home.

Butte bondsman Jay Hubber is scheduled to be sentenced May 13, 2024, and Nicholas Jaeger is set to be sentenced the following day by District Judge Robert Whelan on May 14.

A 12-member jury found Jaeger guilty of deliberate homicide and Hubber guilty of deliberate homicide by accountability in the deadly shooting of Harris on December19, 2021.

The pair was also guilty of aggravated burglary for entering Harris' Main Street home without permission in an attempt to arrest a man wanted for bond-jumping.

In the chaos, Jaeger ended up shooting Harris with Hubber's gun.

Both face possible life sentences.

Hubber also is scheduled for a trial on June 24 for allegedly tampering with evidence in connection with this case. However, these charges could be dropped depending on his upcoming sentencing on the homicide charge.

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