Contact Us

Burley Man Charged With Involuntary Manslaughter

An involuntary manslaughter charge has been brought against a Burley man after a second-degree murder charge was dropped earlier.  24 year old Michael Thompson was allegedly holding the gun that killed 21 year old Michael Blair in Thompson’s truck last month.  The 2nd degree murder charges were dropped after prosecutors felt there was not enough evidence to support the charge. 

Mini-Cassia Criminal Justice Center

Investigators say the shooting happened when Thompson allegedly produced a handgun while the two men and two female companions were headed home in Thompson’s pickup after a night of drinking.  Police say Thompson pulled the handgun and aimed it into the back seat telling Blair and another female to stop bickering.  Apparently, Blair then slid to the center of the seat, grabbed Thompson’s hand holding the gun and stuck the barrel in his mouth when the gun discharged, killing Blair.  Thompson is scheduled for arraignment on February 13th.

More From News Radio 1310 KLIX

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://newsradio1310.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on News Radio 1310 KLIX quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Sign up for an account to comment, share your thoughts, and earn points to get great prizes.

Register on News Radio 1310 KLIX quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!