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Prosecutors: Graham knew a life sentence in husband's murder was possible

Prosecutors: Graham knew a life sentence in husband's murder was possible

KALISPELL — Federal prosecutors have responded to a Montana woman's motion to appeal her conviction for pushing her newlywed husband to his death from a cliff in Glacier National Park in July 2013.

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Man convicted in North Dakota oil patch murder appealing

Man convicted in North Dakota oil patch murder appealing

WILLISTON, N.D. — An Idaho man convicted of killing a man outside of a strip club in the western North Dakota oil patch hub of Williston is appealing his conviction to the state Supreme Court.

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Woman pleads guilty to negligent homicide in death of 3-month-old daughter

Woman pleads guilty to negligent homicide in death of 3-month-old daughter

A 23-year-old woman pleaded guilty Friday to child abuse and negligent homicide in the 2012 death of her 3-month-old child.

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Man charged with killing neighbor still without attorney

Man charged with killing neighbor still without attorney

With a trial scheduled for the end of February, a man accused of gunning down his neighbor in March 2013 was still awaiting a court-appointed attorney Monday.

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Judge orders public defender’s office to assign attorney for man charged in 2013 killing

Judge orders public defender’s office to assign attorney for man charged in 2013 killing

A Billings judge on Monday ordered the state public defender’s office to assign an attorney to a man charged with shooting and killing his neighbor in March 2013.

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Judge rejects bond reduction for woman, 22, charged in fatal stabbing

Judge rejects bond reduction for woman, 22, charged in fatal stabbing

A Billings judge Tuesday rejected a bid to reduce the $350,000 bond set for a 22-year-old woman charged with fatally stabbing another woman outside a South Side bar in September.

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Parents charged with abusing 10-week-old twins; mother facing homicide charge

Parents charged with abusing 10-week-old twins; mother facing homicide charge

After their 10-week-old son died in a Denver hospital over the weekend, a Billings couple made initial court appearances Monday on multiple assault charges and a deliberate-homicide charge accusing the mother of beating and strangling the child until he was unconscious on Christmas Day.

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3 face district court charges in Cheyenne homicide

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A judge has ruled two men will face first-degree murder charges in Laramie County District Court in connection with the death of a man earlier this month at a Cheyenne motel.

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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.

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Ecuadorian student: Lots of Missoula teens were 'garage-hopping,' but no one expected to die

Ecuadorian student: Lots of Missoula teens were 'garage-hopping,' but no one expected to die

MISSOULA — The trial of the Missoula man accused of murdering a German exchange student resumed Tuesday morning with the testimony of Robby Pazmino, the Ecuadorian student who was with Diren Dede the night he died.

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State medical examiner: Dede was moving away from door when fatally shot

State medical examiner: Dede was moving away from door when fatally shot

German exchange student Diren Dede was mortally wounded as he moved away from a door between the garage and kitchen at Markus Kaarma's Grant Creek home, the state medical examiner testified Monday.

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Trial of man accused in Williston rancher’s death to start Tuesday

Trial of man accused in Williston rancher’s death to start Tuesday

WILLISTON, N.D. — The trial for a man charged with murder in the shooting death of a Williston rancher is set to begin Tuesday in the Ward County Courthouse in Minot.

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Man charged in Lockwood killing surprises prosecutors, pleads guilty on day of trial

Man charged in Lockwood killing surprises prosecutors, pleads guilty on day of trial

Martin Jon Pond Jr. surprised prosecutors and pleaded guilty to mitigated deliberate homicide on Monday morning, just before jury selection for his trial was scheduled to begin.

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Homicide trial in January Lockwood shooting to begin Monday

Homicide trial in January Lockwood shooting to begin Monday

In the early hours of Jan. 3, Martin Jon Pond Jr. is accused of shooting 52-year-old Allen Douglas Alderman to death outside a Lockwood trailer home.

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'It's devastating': Man pleads not guilty in Oct. 2 killing, later assault case

'It's devastating': Man pleads not guilty in Oct. 2 killing, later assault case

A 28-year-old man pleaded not guilty Monday to a homicide charge alleging he shot and killed a man in downtown Billings on Oct. 2 and to three additional felonies alleging he attacked another man on Nov. 17, fracturing his face while beating him 15 to 20 times with a stick.

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Homicide defendant faces 3 additional felonies in home-invasion beating

Homicide defendant faces 3 additional felonies in home-invasion beating

A man accused in an Oct. 2 homicide is facing charges in another case alleging that a day before his arrest he entered a Billings home without permission and fractured a man’s face while beating him 15 to 20 times with a stick.

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Charlo woman's death ruled a homicide; husband jailed without bond

Charlo woman's death ruled a homicide; husband jailed without bond

MISSOULA — The Lake County coroner has ruled that Raelynn Charlo died of a single gunshot wound to the head last week.

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Teen convicted of killing guard in jail cell

GERING, Neb. — A Wyoming teenager has been convicted of second-degree murder in the death of a jail guard he strangled when she entered his cell at a juvenile detention facility in Nebraska.

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Prosecutor, defense attorney question homicide defendant's wife during 3-hour deposition

Prosecutor, defense attorney question homicide defendant's wife during 3-hour deposition

In a roughly three-hour deposition Friday, a prosecutor grilled a woman about discrepancies in the accounts she has given of what happened the January night her husband is accused of shooting and killing a man she was with in Lockwood.

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