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3:39 PM Tue, Sept. 25th

Judge tosses out evidence in Howell case

PRESCOTT – When Robert Howell fired a shot at police officers in March 2003 his action was "the product of the illegal government activity," a judge ruled Monday in granting Howell's attorney's motion to suppress evidence against him.

Yavapai County Superior Court Judge Janis Sterling ruled that the state cannot use evidence police obtained while executing two search warrants during a drug raid on Howell's home.