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Accused Marinette County teen shooter not expected in court

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It is not expected that the man accused of killing three teens in northeast Wisconsin to appear in court today (Monday).

Marinette County District Attorney Brent DeBord says he's still reviewing preliminary evidence against Scott Johnson, 38, of Kingsford, Mich.

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Johnson was arrested last Friday, 15 hours after he allegedly fired an assault rifle at a group of teen swimmers on the Menominee River at the Wisconsin-Michigan border near Niagara.

Johnson's mother, Judy, told the Associated Press that her son apparently freaked out after learning he was wanted for the sexual assault of a 24-year-old woman on Wednesday at the same location as the murders.

Judy Johnson said police gave her a business card on Thursday, and asked her son to call them - but they wouldn't say what it was about.

Scott Johnson apparently came home a few hours later, told her mother he'd take care of the matter, and walked out.

Judy Johnson said he was wearing a green T-shirt and shorts the last time she saw him, and not the camouflage police said he was wearing at the murder scene. She said her son might have had the outfit stashed somewhere.

She said Johnson got extremely introverted after his ex-wife left and took their two kids to Ohio in 2001.

The three murdered teens were all from nearby Upper Michigan. Another teen was wounded.

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