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Deliberate Homicide

Homicide suspect appears in Big Horn County; charging documents shed new light on investigation

Homicide suspect appears in Big Horn County; charging documents shed new light on investigation

Authorities arrested a 28-year-old man in Hardin on Tuesday, a day after charging documents were filed alleging he shot and killed a 36-year-old man in Billings on Oct. 2.

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Man sentenced to 40 years prison for killing over supposed dog dispute

Man sentenced to 40 years prison for killing over supposed dog dispute

Just more than a year after Mahpevana-Hane Lorne Bearcomesout shot and killed another man on Billings’ North Side — in what police were told was a dispute over a stolen gun and pitbull puppy — a judge sentenced him Thursday to 40 years in prison.

October 30, 2014 4:04 pm Photos

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Deliberate homicide trial delayed after key witness fails to show up

Deliberate homicide trial delayed after key witness fails to show up

The trial for a man accused of shooting another man to death in Lockwood last January, scheduled to begin on Monday, was continued after a key witness failed to show up.

October 20, 2014 9:50 am Photos

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1 dead from "cutting injury" in Laurel; 1 booked on suspicion of deliberate homicide

1 dead from "cutting injury" in Laurel; 1 booked on suspicion of deliberate homicide

A 40-year-old man is dead after being cut Saturday night in Laurel.

August 03, 2014 4:03 pm Photos

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Defense wants some proceedings closed in exchange student shooting case

Defense wants some proceedings closed in exchange student shooting case

MISSOULA — Attorneys for a Missoula man accused of shooting and killing a German exchange student want to seal some court documents and proceedings and move the trial out of the county, saying the case has drawn so much attention that it will be impossible for Markus Kaarma to get a fair trial.

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Supreme Court: Defendant must explain self-defense claim

GREAT FALLS — A Great Falls man must testify at his deliberate homicide trial if he wants to argue he shot a Fairfield man in self-defense, the Montana Supreme Court has ruled.

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Augusta man pleads not guilty in neighbor slaying

Augusta man pleads not guilty in neighbor slaying

HELENA — An Augusta man has pleaded not guilty to deliberate homicide in the shooting death of his neighbor.

June 26, 2014 2:14 pm Photos

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Montana photographer victim of fatal stabbing; court document reveals new details

Montana photographer victim of fatal stabbing; court document reveals new details

Noted Montana outdoors photographer and publisher Mike S. Sample, known for his images of the state’s landscapes and wildlife, died Thursday in Billings after a stabbing near his downtown office.

June 20, 2014 3:00 pm Photos

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Whitehall man convicted of killing Butte man

BUTTE — Jurors deliberated for just over an hour before finding a 25-year-old Whitehall man guilty of deliberate homicide in the shooting death of a Butte man last August.

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Matthew Blaz

Matthew Blaz

Butte-Silver Bow police officers Tim McMahon, left, and Marc St. Pierre hand cuff Matt Blaz in Butte District court Thursday after he is convicted of the deliberate homicide of his infant daughter.

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Father on trial

Father on trial

Matthew John Blaz, 32, is charged with felony deliberate homicide in the death of his 8-week-old daughter, Mattisyn Jolene Blaz.

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Butte father beat baby daughter to death, prosecutors say

Butte father beat baby daughter to death, prosecutors say

BUTTE — Prosecutors say a Butte man brutally beat his 58-day-old baby to death. The infant suffered for six hours before receiving any care.

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Mom acquitted of homicide in 6-month-old baby's death

GREAT FALLS — A Cascade County jury has acquitted Jasmine Eskew of deliberate homicide in the 2012 death of her 6-month-old daughter but found her guilty of assault on a minor.

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Billings man gets 70 years for murdering great-grandmother

Billings man gets 70 years for murdering great-grandmother

A 19-year-old Billings man was sentenced Thursday to 70 years in prison for murdering his great-grandmother in her South Side home last July.

March 27, 2014 4:19 pm Photos

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Man pleads not guilty in Polson hammer attack

POLSON — A Polson man accused of attacking his brother-in-law and father-in-law with a hammer earlier this month has pleaded not guilty.

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Havre man arrested after woman's death

HAVRE — A Havre man who was on parole for an arson case has been arrested on suspicion of deliberate homicide after a woman died over the weekend.

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Homicide charges filed in stomping death of Hamilton man

HAMILTON — Ravalli County prosecutors have filed homicide charges against a Hamilton couple after an autopsy determined a 25-year-old man was stomped on during a fight and bled to death.

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Montana man denies AK-47 fatal shooting charge

KALISPELL — A Lakeside man has denied shooting and killing his neighbor, with whom he apparently had an ongoing feud. The men had restraining orders against each other.

February 07, 2014 1:44 pm

Lake County jury convicts man of murdering cousin

MISSOULA — A weeklong murder trial in Polson ended Saturday when the jury returned a guilty verdict on a charge of deliberate homicide for Melvin Madplume Jr. of Ronan.

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Man, 19, admits murdering great-grandmother

Man, 19, admits murdering great-grandmother

A 19-year-old man accused of stabbing and beating his great-grandmother to death in her South Side home in July pleaded guilty to deliberate homicide in District Court on Friday.

January 17, 2014 11:08 am Photos

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