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Fatal Shooting

Man didn't think gun was loaded when he shot 3-year-old boy

POLSON — A 3-year-old Montana boy who died of a bullet wound last week was shot in the back by an intoxicated man who said he didn’t think the gun was loaded as they played together, prosecutors said.

October 27, 2014 12:40 pmLoading…
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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Wyoming teen shooting suspect faces adult trial

Wyoming teen shooting suspect faces adult trial

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A 16-year-old boy accused of fatally shooting a young man in the head at point-blank range as he begged for his life likened the situation to putting down an injured deer, a police detective testified Wednesday.

October 15, 2014 1:40 pmLoading…
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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Family mourns loss of Missoula shooting victim

Family mourns loss of Missoula shooting victim

MISSOULA — The man arrived from Louisiana full of life and energy, but he died in a dark Montana parking lot just after midnight on a Monday morning. Shot in the chest, nothing could save him.

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Man faces murder charge in Casper shooting

Man faces murder charge in Casper shooting

CASPER, Wyo. — Casper police suspect a man shot to death over the weekend had accused his alleged killer of flirting with his girlfriend shortly before the incident, court documents show.

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Laramie County arrests Burns man in killing

BURNS, Wyo. — A Burns man is under arrest following the fatal shooting of his wife.

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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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Search warrant: Missoula man may have been high when German student shot

Search warrant: Missoula man may have been high when German student shot

MISSOULA — Markus Kaarma may have been under the influence of marijuana when he shot and killed German exchange student Diren Dede, according to a search warrant requested by Missoula police.

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Missoula Rep. Hill looks to repeal part of 'castle doctrine'

Missoula Rep. Hill looks to repeal part of 'castle doctrine'

MISSOULA — Sunday’s shooting of an unarmed teenager in a Missoula man’s garage has ignited a firestorm over Montana’s self-defense laws, specifically the state’s so-called “castle doctrine.”

May 01, 2014 6:43 am Photos

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Markus Kaarma

Markus Kaarma

This image taken from video shows Markus Kaarma at his home in Missoula. Kaarma has been charged with deliberate homicide in the shooting death of 17-year-old Diren Dede, an exchange student from Germany. Prosecutors said Kaarma fired his shotgun into his garage after sensors alerted him to …

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Missoula man charged with shooting gets death threats

Missoula man charged with shooting gets death threats

HELENA — A Missoula man charged in the shooting death of a 17-year-old exchange student in his garage is receiving death threats and is afraid to leave his home, the man’s attorney said Tuesday.

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Charging document: Missoula man waited up to shoot 'kid'

Charging document: Missoula man waited up to shoot 'kid'

MISSOULA — A Missoula man was charged with deliberate homicide Monday for shooting and killing a high school foreign exchange student in his garage a day earlier, allegedly after setting a trap for burglars and announcing that he was waiting up at night to “shoot some (expletive) kid.”

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'Castle doctrine' may apply in Missoula teen's killing, author of law says

'Castle doctrine' may apply in Missoula teen's killing, author of law says

MISSOULA — Montana law has some rules regarding self-defense that could apply to Sunday’s fatal shooting of a teenager in a Grant Creek home, according to the man who wrote the state’s version of the “castle doctrine.”

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Teenager shot, killed in Missoula garage

A Missoula teenager was shot and killed in a Grant Creek garage early Sunday by a resident of the home.

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Woman sentenced for burglary connected to 2013 fatal shooting

Woman sentenced for burglary connected to 2013 fatal shooting

A Billings woman was sentenced on Friday after twice skipping sentencing hearings for a felony burglary conviction stemming from a 2013 incident that ended with the fatal shooting of her husband by police.

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Death penalty ruled out in Gillette murder case

GILLETTE, Wyo. — Prosecutors say they will not seek the death penalty in a first-degree murder case against a 21-year-old man charged in a fatal shooting in Gillette on Thanksgiving.

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Burglar connected to fatal shooting arrested after again skipping sentencing

Burglar connected to fatal shooting arrested after again skipping sentencing

Police have arrested a Billings woman who twice skipped sentencing hearings for her conviction on a burglary that ended with the fatal shooting of her husband by police.

February 10, 2014 1:55 pmLoading…
Police arrest woman who skipped sentencing

Police arrest woman who skipped sentencing

Police on Monday arrested a woman after she missed her sentencing hearing for a January 2013 break-in that ended with police fatally shooting her husband.

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$1M cash-only bond set in Gillette murder case

GILLETTE, Wyo. — A judge has set a $1 million cash-only bond in the case of a 21-year-old man charged in a fatal shooting in Gillette on Thanksgiving.

December 22, 2013 3:26 pmLoading…

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