HELENA — A legislative panel Wednesday endorsed bills to revise state Parole Board authority and procedures, including one to give the governor wider power to grant clemency to convicted felons.
Despite the rain, a group of about 30 Barry Beach supporters gathered Saturday on the Yellowstone County Courthouse lawn to reaffirm their belief in the convicted murderer’s innocence.
Marsha Price and Diane B. Foley talk at the Barry Beach rally in Billings on Saturday.
Supporters gather at the "Free Barry Beach" rally in Billings on Saturday.
Bobbi Clincher, Barry Beach's mother, talks to supporters at the "Free Barry Beach" rally Saturday at the Yellowstone County Courthouse lawn in Billings.
Centurion Ministries, the New Jersey-based group working to free convicted murderer Barry Beach from his 100-year no parole sentence, has released a 10-page letter following the June 11 decision by the Montana Board of Pardons and Parole denying a hearing on executive clemency for Beach.
On the 35th anniversary of the crime for which he was sentenced to 100 years in prison, Barry Beach says he may look to the federal justice system in another bid to commute his sentence. Here is a timeline of coverage of Kim Nees' murder, Barry Beach's trial and his attempts to appeal his 19…
Barry Beach appears before The Montana Board of Pardons and Parole during his clemency hearing in June 2007 at the Montana State Prison in Deer Lodge. Beach is serving a 100-year sentence for the 1979 murder of Kim Nees in Poplar. Beach, in prison more than 20 years for a murder he says he d…
HELENA — Convicted murderer Barry Beach, whose latest attempt to commute his 100-year sentence was rejected yet again by the state Parole Board last week, said Monday he may give up on Montana’s justice system and go to federal court to pursue his quest for release.
The Montana Board of Pardons and Parole's response to Barry Beach's request for a clemency hearing.
HELENA — Montana’s parole board on Wednesday denied a clemency bid from Barry Beach, who said he will keep fighting to overturn his 100-year murder sentence for the 1979 beating death of a high school-classmate.
HELENA — Montana’s parole board is planning to announce its decision on whether to accept convicted murderer Barry Beach’s clemency application.
HELENA — Montana's parole board has more work to do before deciding whether to accept convicted murderer Barry Beach's application for clemency.
GREAT FALLS — Attorneys for a Montana prisoner serving a 100-year murder sentence are disputing a letter opposing his release by the former governor who prosecuted him.
The special prosecutor in the 1984 murder trial of a Montana prisoner serving a 100-year prison sentence for a killing committed when he was 17 says the case has been exhaustively reviewed and the state parole board should reject a recent plea for clemency.
State of Montana Board of Pardons and Parole members, from left, Pete Lawrenson, Mike McKee and John Rex discuss Barry Beach's clemency request on Tuesday in Deer Lodge.
DEER LODGE — Barry Beach didn’t attend Tuesday’s Board of Pardons and Parole meeting, but a number of his Billings friends did, as did supporters from around the state.
Steve Wahrlich, of Billings, who once employed Barry Beach, speaks in support of Beach to the Board of Pardons and Parole, as the board considers Beach's clemency request, in Deer Lodge on Tuesday. Beach was sentenced to 100 years in prison without parole in the 1979 beating death of a high …
DEER LODGE — Montana's parole board has the chance to correct a mistake made when Barry Beach was sentenced to 100 years in prison without parole in the 1979 beating death of a high school classmate, his attorneys said Tuesday.