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Beach's legal team releases letter decrying parole board's decision

Beach's legal team releases letter decrying parole board's decision

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.

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Timeline: Barry Beach's efforts to prove he's innocent

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…

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Barry Beach Clemency

Barry Beach Clemency

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…

June 16, 2014 4:28 pm
Barry Beach says he's had it with Montana courts; may look to federal justice system

Barry Beach says he's had it with Montana courts; may look to federal justice system

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.

June 16, 2014 4:16 pm Photos

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Parole Board release

Parole Board release

The Montana Board of Pardons and Parole's response to Barry Beach's request for a clemency hearing.

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Parole board rejects Barry Beach's clemency bid

Parole board rejects Barry Beach's clemency bid

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.

June 11, 2014 11:00 am Photos

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Parole board to announce Barry Beach decision

Parole board to announce Barry Beach decision

HELENA — Montana’s parole board is planning to announce its decision on whether to accept convicted murderer Barry Beach’s clemency application.

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No decision yet on Beach clemency application

No decision yet on Beach 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.

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Beach attorneys dispute letter from Racicot to parole board

Beach attorneys dispute letter from Racicot to parole board

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.

May 09, 2014 10:21 am Photos

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Racicot: Parole board should deny Beach clemency

Racicot: Parole board should deny Beach clemency

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.

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Montana Parole Board

Montana Parole Board

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. 

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Billings well represented at Beach clemency hearing

Billings well represented at Beach clemency hearing

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.

April 29, 2014 4:45 pm Photos

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Steve Wahlrich

Steve Wahlrich

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 …

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Parole board hears Beach's clemency request

Parole board hears Beach's clemency request

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.

April 29, 2014 11:00 am Photos

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Beach 'truly shocked' by governor's letter of support to Parole Board

Beach 'truly shocked' by governor's letter of support to Parole Board

HELENA — Convicted murderer Barry Beach said Friday he was “absolutely amazed” and surprised by Gov. Steve Bullock’s letter this week to the state Parole Board, supporting Beach’s bid for parole.

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Gov. Steve Bullock's letter on Barry Beach

Gov. Steve Bullock's letter on Barry Beach

Gov. Steve Bullock sent this letter to the Montana Parole Board regarding Barry Beach.

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Governor supports Barry Beach's bid for parole

Governor supports Barry Beach's bid for parole

HELENA — Gov. Steve Bullock took the unusual step Wednesday of writing a letter supporting parole for convicted murderer Barry Beach, telling the Board of Pardons and Parole it should focus not on whether Beach is guilty or innocent, but whether he’s a good candidate for parole.

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Parole board to consider Beach clemency request April 29

Parole board to consider Beach clemency request April 29

HELENA — The state Board of Pardons and Parole is scheduled to meet at the end of the month to consider Barry Beach's application for clemency in the 1979 killing of a Poplar teen.

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