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Kaarma attorneys ask to postpone sentencing for German teen's killing

Kaarma attorneys ask to postpone sentencing for German teen's killing

MISSOULA — Attorneys representing Markus Kaarma, the Missoula man who was convicted of deliberate homicide last month in the death a German exchange student, are asking the court to postpone his sentencing.

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Kaarma's attorneys request new trial in killing of German exchange student

Kaarma's attorneys request new trial in killing of German exchange student

MISSOULA — Attorneys representing Markus Kaarma, who was convicted last month of fatally shooting a German foreign exchange student in his Grant Creek garage, have filed a motion in Missoula County District Court asking for a new trial.

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Bail denied for Kaarma pending sentencing for German student's homicide

Bail denied for Kaarma pending sentencing for German student's homicide

MISSOULA — A western Montana man convicted of killing a 17-year-old German exchange student who was trespassing in his garage will remain in jail until sentencing Feb. 12.

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Exchange student murder: Kaarma asks for release pending sentencing

Exchange student murder: Kaarma asks for release pending sentencing

MISSOULA — A bail hearing is set for a western Montana man convicted of killing a 17-year-old German exchange student who was trespassing in his garage.

December 23, 2014 7:36 am Video Photos

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Diren Dede's host parents express relief at guilty verdict

Diren Dede's host parents express relief at guilty verdict

MISSOULA — Kate Walker and Randy Smith, the Missoula couple who hosted 17-year-old foreign exchange student Diren Dede in their home until he was gunned down in a garage just down the street, expressed relief in the wake of Wednesday’s verdict.

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Kaarma guilty of German student's homicide; parents will address court Thursday

Kaarma guilty of German student's homicide; parents will address court Thursday

MISSOULA — A collective cry erupted on the third floor of the Missoula County Courthouse Wednesday as a jury of eight women and four men found Markus Hendrik Kaarma guilty of deliberate homicide.

December 17, 2014 1:20 pm Video Photos

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Markus Kaarma holds hands with his mother

Markus Kaarma holds hands with his mother

Markus Kaarma holds hands with his mother Monday morning while leaving the Missoula County Courthouse during the lunch break in his deliberate homicide trial for shooting Diren Dede after Dede entered his garage last spring.

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Markus Kaarma

Markus Kaarma

Markus Kaarma speaks with his attorney after the prosecution's closing argument.

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Markus Kaarma

Markus Kaarma

Markus Kaarma listens to his defense attorneys during his trial Friday in Missoula. Prosecutors concluded their case against Kaarma, who is accused of deliberate homicide.

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Prosecutor Karla Painter

Prosecutor Karla Painter

Prosecutor Karla Painter said during closing arguments Tuesday that Markus Kaarma intended to harm or kill Diren Dede when Kaarma shot him. 

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Prosecutor Karla Painter

Prosecutor Karla Painter

Prosecutor Karla Painter said during closing arguments Tuesday that Markus Kaarma intended to harm or kill Diren Dede when Kaarma shot him.

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Markus Kaarma's defense attorney Paul Ryan

Markus Kaarma's defense attorney Paul Ryan

Markus Kaarma's defense attorney Paul Ryan highlights areas in the judge's instructions to the jury Tuesday morning that, he argued during closing, should cause the jurors to pronounce his client not guilty.

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Prosecutor Andrew Paul

Prosecutor Andrew Paul

Prosecutor Andrew Paul gestures in front of the jury Tuesday morning in the Markus Kaarma trial as he describes the state's version of Kaarma's shooting of Diren Dede last spring. 

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Paul Ryan

Paul Ryan

Markus Kaarma's defense attorney Paul Ryan speaks during closing statements.

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Montana student exchange program carries on despite Dede's death

Montana student exchange program carries on despite Dede's death

MISSOULA — The killing in Missoula of Diren Dede is on the radar of exchange programs in Montana and the foreign students they would court.

December 17, 2014 9:21 am
Montana student exchange program carries on despite Dede's death

Montana student exchange program carries on despite Dede's death

MISSOULA — The killing in Missoula of Diren Dede is on the radar of exchange programs in Montana and the foreign students they would court.

December 17, 2014 6:36 am Photos

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Turkish UM student translates criminal proceedings for Diren Dede's parents

Turkish UM student translates criminal proceedings for Diren Dede's parents

MISSOULA — A young University of Montana student has found himself volunteering countless hours of his time helping the parents of Diren Dede understand — in the most literal sense of the word — the trial of the man accused of murdering their son.

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Turkish UM student translates criminal proceedings for Diren Dede's parents

Turkish UM student translates criminal proceedings for Diren Dede's parents

A young University of Montana student has found himself volunteering countless hours of his time helping the parents of Diren Dede understand – in the most literal sense of the word – the trial of the man accused of murdering their son.

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Defense rests in German exchange student shooting

Defense rests in German exchange student shooting

MISSOULA — Videotape of Markus Kaarma crying in a Montana police station after he shot and killed a German exchange student was one of the last pieces of evidence put up by defense attorneys in his murder trial, whose outcome hinges on how jurors interpret Kaarma’s use of a state self-defense law.

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