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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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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.

December 09, 2014 1:50 pm Video Photos

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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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Walker gets 40 years in prison for role in homicide, kidnapping

Walker gets 40 years in prison for role in homicide, kidnapping

The second of two men who posed as law enforcement officers during a January 2013 kidnapping-turned-homicide faces 40 years in Montana State Prison and won’t be eligible for parole until Feb. 1, 2028.

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Evidence collected in Coulson Park homicide investigation sent to crime lab

Evidence collected in Coulson Park homicide investigation sent to crime lab

Evidence collected in the investigation into a body found at Coulson Park in May has been sent to the state crime lab, and law enforcement is looking for people to interview in connection with the death, Yellowstone County Sheriff Mike Linder said Thursday.

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Man charged in killing after argument over military branches to claim justifiable use of force

Man charged in killing after argument over military branches to claim justifiable use of force

A 63-year-old man accused of drunkenly slashing another man’s throat during a fight over whether the Army or the Marines is the better branch of the military may argue at trial that he acted in self defense, according to his attorney.

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More charges in Wyoming stabbing death

RIVERTON, Wyo. — Prosecutors have filed two more charges against a Riverton man accused of breaking into a house and killing a man in bed with his estranged wife.

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Court overturns Buffalo man's murder conviction

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Supreme Court has overturned a Buffalo man's second-degree murder conviction.

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Man charged with aiding Lockwood homicide defendant dies of apparent suicide

Man charged with aiding Lockwood homicide defendant dies of apparent suicide

A man charged with aiding the alleged shooter in a Jan. 3 homicide in Lockwood died of an apparent suicide Thursday, the Yellowstone County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Monday.

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Woman charged in slaying on Wind River Reservation

Woman charged in slaying on Wind River Reservation

CASPER, Wyo. — The Federal Bureau of Investigation is charging a woman who lives on the Wind River Indian Reservation with beating her boyfriend to death.

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Transient accused of murder under bridge returns to Missoula

Transient accused of murder under bridge returns to Missoula

MISSOULA — Kevin Lino, who is accused of murdering a local homeless man in July, was booked into the Missoula County jail Wednesday morning and is scheduled to make his initial appearance in Justice Court on Thursday afternoon.

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