Teen suspected of killing great-grandmother extradited to Billings

2013-08-30T22:19:00Z 2014-03-27T16:18:05Z Teen suspected of killing great-grandmother extradited to BillingsBy EDDIE GREGG egregg@billingsgazette.com The Billings Gazette

Robert Alan Thompson, a Billings teen suspected of killing his great-grandmother in July, was booked in the Yellowstone County Detention Facility on Friday.

He is being held on suspicion of deliberate homicide and his bond is set at $250,000.

Thompson, 19, is suspected of beating and stabbing his great-grandmother, 77-year-old Shirley Lawrence, to death at her home on the South Side on July 19.

Thompson then fled to Denver, where he was arrested the next day. 

During a court hearing there, he refused to willingly return to Billings with local authorities.

Thompson appeared Monday in a Denver courtroom where he was served with a Montana governor's warrant, allowing authorities to bring him back to Montana for prosecution, according to Yellowstone County Attorney Scott Twito.

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