MISSOULA — A Montana Supreme Court review panel has upheld the prison sentence of a former University of Montana football player who is currently serving time in the Montana State Prison for raping a childhood friend while she slept.
MISSOULA — A former Montana running back in prison for rape has asked a three-judge panel to reduce his sentence, arguing that the 30-year sentence a district court judge gave him earlier this year was excessive.
MISSOULA — Several had heard entirely too much about the case in bars. One said she was a die-hard University of Montana Grizzlies fan, probably unable to be impartial. And another felt deeply uncomfortable with what he saw as the “he said-she said” nature of some date rape cases.
MISSOULA — Saying that “people in Missoula need to know that if you rape an acquaintance, it is a serious crime,” Missoula County Attorney Fred Van Valkenburg sought – and got – a 30-year-prison sentence, with 20 suspended, for Beau Donaldson on Friday.
Beau Donaldson, left, and his attorney, Milt Datsopoulos, listen in court Friday afternoon during the victim's testimony at Donaldson's sentencing hearing for a rape charge that he plead guilty to.
HELENA — The $47 million U.S. Senate race between Democrat Jon Tester and Republican Denny Rehberg was Montana's top news story of 2012, according to The Associated Press' annual poll of state editors.
MISSOULA -- Former University of Montana Grizzlies running back Beau Donaldson pleaded guilty on Tuesday to rape.
MISSOULA - Former University of Montana running back Beau Donaldson plans to plead guilty to sexual intercourse without consent after reaching a plea agreement with prosecutors, his attorney said Tuesday.
MISSOULA -- Women are b-words. C-words. Or “feminazis.”
Another chapter in the dramatic tale at the University of Montana is unfolding, thanks to emails that were unearthed by the Missoulian and the Wall Street Journal via the Freedom of Information Act. And the messages, sent among UM administrators and the athletic department, don’t seem to bod…
If University of Montana Grizzlies football player Beau Donaldson wants to avoid a rape trial, he’ll have to plead guilty, Missoula County Attorney Fred Van Valkenburg said Wednesday.
MISSOULA -- The attorney for University of Montana Grizzlies football player Beau Donaldson says a "potential resolution short of trial" is likely in the rape case.
A University of Montana investigation into an alleged gang rape by members of the Grizzlies football team in December 2010 is nearing completion, according to the woman who made the allegations.
MISSOULA — University of Montana Grizzly running back Beau Donaldson, charged in a rape case, pleaded not guilty in Missoula County District Court Tuesday morning.
MISSOULA -- A University of Montana football player charged with sexual intercourse without consent was cleared Friday for release from jail.
Affidavit filed Monday in sexual intercourse case against Beau Donaldson.
MISSOULA -- University of Montana football player Beau Donaldson admitted in a monitored phone conversation on Dec. 23 that he took sexual advantage of a woman who was sleeping at his house in September 2010, court records state.
University of Montana running back Beau Donaldson was being held in the Missoula County Detention Facility on Friday evening on a charge of sexual intercourse without consent.