HELENA — A bill giving the governor power to overrule the Board of Pardons and Parole on clemency decisions — spurred in part by the case of convicted murderer Barry Beach — easily advanced to the House floor Friday.
The Montana Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in February on a petition by convicted murderer Barry Beach to be resentenced in a 1979 killing he says he didn’t commit.
HELENA — Barry Beach, who is serving a 100-year prison sentence for a 1979 murder he says he didn’t commit, has been given unprecedented opportunity to argue his innocence and for a reduced sentence and deserves no more, the state said in a filing with the Montana Supreme Court.
HELENA — Supporters of convicted murderer Barry Beach, who is serving 100 years for the 1979 beating death of a classmate, presented a report to the Montana attorney general’s office Wednesday detailing what they believe are 12 points of misconduct concerning the case.
HELENA — The Montana Supreme Court has ordered the state to respond to convicted murderer Barry Beach's petition to revise his sentence.
GREAT FALLS — Attorneys for Barry Beach, who is serving 100 years without the possibility of parole for the 1979 beating death of a high school classmate on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation, are asking the Montana Supreme Court to order him resentenced with consideration for the fact that he…
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.
Here is a timeline of coverage of Kim Nees' murder, Barry Beach's trial and his attempts to appeal his 1984 sentence.
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.
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