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Man charged in shooting death


January 31, 2018

A Rock Springs man made an initial appearance at Circuit Court in Rock Springs Tuesday, facing an involuntary manslaughter charge after allegedly killing a woman in a situation witnesses believe was accidental.

Stephen Jeffrey Taranovich, 41, could face life in prison from the charge. According to the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office, prosecutors have filed to enhance the penalty due to Taranovich’s previous felony convictions. Involuntary manslaughter otherwise carries a penalty of up to 20 years in prison, a potential fine of up to $10,000, or both.

Previous charges Taranovich was c...

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