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Man acquitted of murder charges in death of Langley single mom

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LANGLEY (NEWS 1130) –  The man accused of murdering a Langley mother in 2010 has been acquitted of second degree murder charges.

In 2010, single mom Mandy Johnson was fatally shot in Abbotsford, and her boyfriend was able to escape unharmed. One of her accused killers, Jason Himpfen, was acquitted by a supreme court judge Friday. His lawyer, Kevin Westell, explains the verdict was long awaited. He says the judge took three-quarters of a day to deliver.

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“We did everything we could to put on a strong defense for Mr. Himpfen, so we felt happy with the work that we’ve done, and obviously we’re very pleased that the result was a positive one,” he said. “He’s obviously happy to be able to get out of the prison system and hopefully move forward with his life in a positive way.”

The judge found there wasn’t enough proof to warrant a conviction against Himpfen.

The witness in this case is the intended target of the attack, whose name is protected by a publication ban.