Billings man charged with murder of great-grandmother set to be returned to Montana

2013-08-27T13:30:00Z 2014-03-27T16:18:05Z Billings man charged with murder of great-grandmother set to be returned to MontanaBy GREG TUTTLE The Billings Gazette

A Billings man being held in Colorado on a murder charge for the death of his great-grandmother will be returned to Montana.

Yellowstone County Attorney Scott Twito said Tuesday that Robert Alan Thompson, 19, has been served with extradition papers and could be brought back to Billings from Denver by the middle of next week.

Arrangements to transport Thompson were being made following his appearance Monday in a Denver courtroom where he was served with a Montana governor's warrant, Twito said.

A judge in Denver gave Montana authorities until Sept. 11 to pick him up in that state, Twito said.

Thompson, 19, is charged with deliberate homicide for the July 19 beating and stabbing death of his great-grandmother, 77-year-old Shirley Lawrence, at her home on Murphy Avenue.

Thompson was arrested in Denver the next day driving Lawrence's car. Prosecutors allege Thompson admitted to killing Lawrence during an argument and stealing her car.       

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