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Alford Plea

Man pleads guilty in hammer murder case

LANDER, Wyo. — A man has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the murder of another man who was beaten to death with a claw hammer.

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Man enters Alford plea for setting May fires

Man enters Alford plea for setting May fires

A 19-year-old East Helena man who was charged with setting numerous fires in the Helena area in May has pleaded guilty to two counts of arson.

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Missoula roofer gets probation, $200K restitution in workers' comp scam

A Missoula contractor entered an Alford plea in Lewis and Clark County District Court on Thursday, asserting the state could likely prove that he was guilty of underpaying workers’ compensation premiums and scamming the government out of $200,000.

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No habitual criminal tag for man charged in Evansville hit and run

Lawrence Martinez, the man accused of seriously injuring a child in a hit and run in Evansville this summer, will serve prison time.

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Man held by citizens after chase pleads guilty

KALISPELL — A Kalispell man who led Flathead County deputies on a chase before being held at gunpoint by an Evergreen couple has pleaded guilty to stealing the car he was driving.

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Man enters plea in toddler kidnapping, sexual abuse

Man enters plea in toddler kidnapping, sexual abuse

CASPER, Wyo. — A Casper man pleaded guilty to kidnapping and sexually abusing a Glenrock toddler days before his trial was scheduled to begin in Douglas.

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Casper man sentenced for knife assault

Casper man sentenced for knife assault

CASPER, Wyo. — A Casper man who narrowly avoided two trials for an assault that took place in May has been sentenced.

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Former Wyoming Behavioral Institute employee pleads guilty to sexual assault of a minor

CASPER, Wyo. -- A former Wyoming Behavioral Institute employee pleaded guilty Friday to one count of second-degree sexual abuse of a minor and one count of distribution of a controlled substance to a minor.

December 01, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

Man enters Alford plea in Kalispell stabbing

KALISPELL — A man charged with entering a Kalispell residence and stabbing the homeowner last year has reached a plea agreement that takes his mental illness into account.

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Man enters plea in machete threat case

KALISPELL — A 52-year-old Columbia Falls man has entered an Alford plea to charges filed after he brandished a knife and a machete at a restaurant.

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Former Riverton teacher enters plea on sex charge

RIVERTON — A former Riverton High School teacher has entered an Alford plea to a charge of third-degree sexual abuse of a minor, acknowledging that a jury might convict him.

March 09, 2012 9:30 pmLoading…

Man accused of kidnapping Idaho boy gets 10 years

KALISPELL — A 36-year-old man who was arrested after a six-hour standoff at a Kalispell hotel in which he barricaded himself in a bathroom with a 17-year-old Idaho boy has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.

January 05, 2012 9:10 pmLoading…

Mills man sentenced to 20 years for baby's death

CASPER, Wyo. - A 19-year-old from Mills has been sentenced to 20 years in prison in the death of his live-in girlfriend's infant son.

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Grand jury indicts man in 15-year-old Yakutat case

JUNEAU, Alaska — A man convicted of shooting a woman to death in Montana in 2008 has been indicted on charges of doing the same to a girlfriend in Alaska 15 years ago.

October 02, 2011 6:30 pmLoading…
Mills man pleads guilty to murder

Mills man pleads guilty to murder

CASPER, Wyo. — While prosecutors laid out the evidence, Matthew Hankins tilted his head downward. His attorney placed her hand on his back.

September 19, 2011 11:45 pmLoading…

Former Helena dentist sentenced in felony criminal endangerment case

HELENA — A 44-year-old former Helena man on Friday received a three-year deferred sentence for performing a nonconsensual sex act.

July 01, 2011 3:45 pmLoading…

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