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Miller murder trial starts Monday

Miller murder trial starts Monday

When Thomas Miller’s first murder trial began in Natrona County District Court in October, the question was not whether he shot his wife and left her bleeding outside their house.

February 23, 2014 12:00 pm Photos



Banned: Cellphones in court

Beginning Jan. 1, the public will not be allowed to enter the Townsend Justice Center carrying cellular phones.

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Stabbing charge grows to attempted murder

Stabbing charge grows to attempted murder

The Casper man who recently rejected his appointed public defender now faces enhanced criminal charges.

July 17, 2013 11:45 pmLoading…

Former Natrona County probation officer's probation revoked, reset

A former Natrona County probation officer received another shot at probation after her initial attempt failed after just eight days.

July 10, 2013 11:45 pmLoading…

Casper stabbing suspect moves to ditch lawyer

Topics at Zacharia Lee Johnson’s Monday morning hearing veered from a scheduled change of plea to a protective order and a motion to dismiss his defense attorney.

July 08, 2013 11:45 pmLoading…

Casper man pleads guilty to knife threat

CASPER, Wyo. — Attorneys pitched a second plea deal for Lonnie Parham on Friday morning after the first was rejected in May by Natrona County District Judge Catherine Wilking.

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Mills man gets probation for fatally shooting brother

CASPER, Wyo. -- Few damaging words were voiced about the defendant as he was sentenced for killing his brother.

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Casper nursing home worker gets prison for stealing from 100-year-old resident

Casper nursing home worker gets prison for stealing from 100-year-old resident

CASPER, Wyo. — Malgorzata Burns’ case was bigger than her and bigger than the victim, Natrona County District Attorney Michael Blonigen argued Thursday. The woman’s sentence would be indicative of the state’s level of tolerance toward exploitation of the elderly, he noted.

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Casper man receives boot camp recommendation after child porn conviction

The man who was caught by Best Buy’s “Geek Squad” with child pornography on his computer was sentenced to prison Friday morning.

May 18, 2013 11:45 pmLoading…

Natrona County judge rejects plea deal for knife charges

CASPER, Wyo. — A proposed plea agreement for a man facing two aggravated assault charges was rejected Thursday, a rare move by Natrona County District Judge Catherine Wilking.

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Casper woman sentenced to probation for embezzling, gambling tenants’ rent money

CASPER, Wyo. — The state of Wyoming recommended that Kitty Cornell be sentenced to four years of probation for gambling away her tenants’ rent. Cornell asked the judge to take it one step further and to forbid her from stepping inside a gambling facility at all during this time.

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Judge sentences Wyoming probation officer for stealing drugs

CASPER, Wyo. -- Ruby Maddox sat through court hearings before.

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Casper woman pleads not guilty to custodial-interference charges

CASPER, Wyo. — A woman accused of trying to lure children away from their parents pleaded not guilty by reason of mental illness.

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Judge rules on evidence in Natrona County vehicular homicide trial

Judge rules on evidence in Natrona County vehicular homicide trial

CASPER, Wyo. — On Monday morning, the Natrona County District Court addressed several disputed issues surrounding the case of Ryan Nordstrom -- the man accused of aggravated vehicular homicide after the Oct. 20 death of 27-year-old Daniel Barto.

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Fracking trade secrets arguments heard by Casper judge; ruling expected in 60 days

CASPER, Wyo. — A Casper district judge will soon decide whether Wyoming’s top oil and gas regulator was too quick to keep information about hydraulic fracturing a secret.

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Former Wyoming probation officer admits to stealing drugs

Former Wyoming probation officer admits to stealing drugs

CASPER, Wyo. — The former probation officer accused of stealing prescription drugs while on the job pleaded guilty in Natrona County District Court on Thursday.

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State seeks protection of meth bust documents

CASPER, Wyo. -- A who’s who list of Wyoming defense attorneys crowded inside a Natrona County District courtroom on Friday to argue for their clients’ right to view evidence against them. The lone state representative, Assistant District Attorney Randall Carnahan, stood on the opposing end, …

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Casper man sentenced for threatening girlfriend with gun

CASPER, Wyo. -- An impassioned victim impact statement from Nathaniel Wood’s former girlfriend helped secure his four- to seven-year tenure in prison.

November 15, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

Former Wyoming Behavioral Institute employee pleads not guilty to sexual assault of a minor

CASPER, Wyo. -- He was just trying to help the girl with her problems, Fernando Lopez reportedly told police. But after several encounters, stress and a lack of sleep, sex with the minor and former Wyoming Behavioral Institute patient did occur, he reportedly admitted. Lopez is no longer an …

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Casper man pleads not guilty to third assault in 10 years

CASPER, Wyo. — Roger Lee Johnson pleaded not guilty to charges of assault and false imprisonment of his girlfriend. If he is convicted, it will be his third felony assault in 10 years, according to his arresting affidavit.

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