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Man pleads guilty to burglarizing Markus Kaarma's garage

Man pleads guilty to burglarizing Markus Kaarma's garage

MISSOULA — The 18-year-old accused of burglarizing Markus Kaarma's home in the days prior to the fatal shooting of another teenager in Kaarma's garage has pleaded guilty to a felony and a misdemeanor.

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Murder trial in foreign student's shooting remains in Missoula

Murder trial in foreign student's shooting remains in Missoula

MISSOULA — Missoula County District Judge Ed McLean has denied a second request by defense attorneys to move the trial of a Grant Creek man charged with killing a German exchange student in his garage earlier this year.

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Kaarma's defense attorneys again ask for change of venue

Kaarma's defense attorneys again ask for change of venue

MISSOULA — Lawyers for a man accused of deliberate homicide in the death of a German exchange student are taking another shot at moving the trial outside Missoula County.

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Judge won't move trial in exchange shooting death

Judge won't move trial in exchange shooting death

MISSOULA — The trial of a man charged with shooting a German exchange student in his garage in April will remain in Missoula, a state judge has ruled.

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Prosecutors object to moving trial for killing of German teen

Prosecutors object to moving trial for killing of German teen

MISSOULA — Missoula County prosecutors are objecting to a change of venue request for the trial of Markus Kaarma, the 29-year-old Missoula man who shot and killed an unarmed German exchange student when the teen entered his Grant Creek garage on April 27.

August 13, 2014 7:20 am Video Photos

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Lawyers: Media portrayed exchange student's shooter as 'cold-blooded killer'

Lawyers: Media portrayed exchange student's shooter as 'cold-blooded killer'

MISSOULA — Attorneys representing Markus Kaarma, the Missoula man accused of killing a German exchange student in Kaarma’s garage last April, are asking a judge to bar the public from viewing pretrial evidence of Kaarma’s “prior bad acts.”

July 23, 2014 9:44 am 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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Trial date moved in shooting of exchange student

Trial date moved in shooting of exchange student

MISSOULA — The trial date for a Missoula man charged in the shooting death of a German exchange student has been moved up to December.

June 30, 2014 4:34 pm Related Loading…
Judge sets January trial for Missoula man accused of exchange student's murder

Judge sets January trial for Missoula man accused of exchange student's murder

MISSOULA — The Missoula man accused of shooting and killing a German exchange student in his garage will go on trial Jan. 5.

June 25, 2014 11:15 am Video Photos

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Supreme Court reinstates case against woman facing false rape claim

Supreme Court reinstates case against woman facing false rape claim

The Montana Supreme Court has reinstated a criminal case against a 23-year-old German woman who prosecutors say came to Montana as an exchange student in 2009 and repeatedly made false claims that she was raped and assaulted by three different men over the next several years.

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Arraignment set in shooting death of Missoula exchange student

Arraignment set in shooting death of Missoula exchange student

MISSOULA — A Missoula man charged with shooting and killing a German exchange student is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday morning.

May 20, 2014 4:02 pm Photos

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Teens confess burglaries before Montana shooting

MISSOULA — Two teens have confessed to burglarizing a Missoula residence, angering the homeowners in the weeks before a German exchange student was shot to death in the garage.

May 14, 2014 1:23 pmLoading…
Authorities told slain exchange student was looking for alcoholic beverage

Authorities told slain exchange student was looking for alcoholic beverage

MISSOULA — Diren Dede, the 17-year-old German foreign exchange student who was shot to death late last month, was reportedly looking for an alcoholic beverage when he wandered into a garage in Missoula’s Grant Creek neighborhood.

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Moment of silence

Moment of silence

The soccer team of 17-year-old German exchange student Diren Dede SC Teutonia 1910 holds a minute of silence prior to a soccer match Wednesday in Hamburg, northern Germany. The father of the student who was killed in the United States criticized the country’s gun laws upon his arrival in Mon…

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Father of exchange student killed in Missoula criticizes U.S.

Father of exchange student killed in Missoula criticizes U.S.

BERLIN — The father of a 17-year-old exchange student shot dead in Montana departed the U.S. on Thursday after criticizing the nation's gun culture and arranging for his son's body to be flown back to Germany.

May 01, 2014 6:01 am Photos

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Student shot in Missoula remembered as generous soccer fanatic

Student shot in Missoula remembered as generous soccer fanatic

MISSOULA — Diren Dede was genuine, generous and a good friend, several Big Sky High School students and soccer teammates shared Monday.

April 29, 2014 7:58 am Photos

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Police: Wyoming college student ate more pot than recommended

DENVER — A Wyoming college student who jumped to his death at a Denver hotel had eaten more of a marijuana cookie than was recommended by a seller, police records show - a finding that came amid increased concern about the strength of popular pot edibles after Colorado became the first state…

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Franziska Enders and Greg and Bonnie Albright

Franziska Enders and Greg and Bonnie Albright

German student Franziska Enders, left, shares a laugh while telling the story of her arrival in Billings.

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German student Franziska Enders

German student Franziska Enders

German student Franziska Enders talks about her time with Greg and Bonnie Albright as part of Billings Foreign Friends.

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UM has exchange students in Japan return home

UM has exchange students in Japan return home

HELENA — Emma Lundberg of Canyon Creek is a senior at the University of Montana and is studying international business and marketing with a minor in Japanese. She’s also part of a foreign-exchange program, and up until the recent earthquake, tsunami and nuclear power plant crisis, was atten…

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