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Dewey's wife gives emotional testimony in Fairbanks' murder trial

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CROOKSTON, Minn. - Emily Dewey testified through tears Wednesday on how hard it was to see her husband die last summer, 18 months after he was shot in the head and torso responding to a call in Mahnomen.


She was the first witness in the trial of Thomas Fairbanks, 34, charged with first-degree murder in the Feb. 18, 2009, shooting of Mahnomen County Sheriff's Deputy Christopher Dewey, who died Aug. 9, 2010, in hospice care at the age of 27.

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