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Supreme Court rejects Leachman's appeal of cruelty conviction

Supreme Court rejects Leachman's appeal of cruelty conviction

HELENA — The Montana Supreme Court has rejected a Billings livestock breeder’s appeal of his conviction of animal cruelty.

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Leachman sues BIA officials over horse seizure, sale

Leachman sues BIA officials over horse seizure, sale

Billings livestock breeder James Leachman is suing federal Bureau of Indian Affairs officials over the seizure and sale of more than 800 horses he owned, claiming his rights were violated.

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Leachman appeals horse abuse conviction to the Montana Supreme Court

Leachman appeals horse abuse conviction to the Montana Supreme Court

Billings livestock breeder James Leachman has filed with the Montana Supreme Court an appeal of the conviction he received for abusing horses on his ranch east of Billings.

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Leachman appealing horse abuse sentence to state supreme court

Billings livestock breeder James Leachman is appealing the jail sentence he received for abusing his horses to the Montana Supreme Court.

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Leachman's horse abuse conviction upheld

Leachman's horse abuse conviction upheld

Yellowstone County District Judge Susan Watters has upheld James Leachman’s jury conviction on five counts of abusing his horses.

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Leachman appeal request without merit, prosecutors say

Leachman appeal request without merit, prosecutors say

The conviction of James Leachman, of Billings, on five counts of misdemeanor animal abuse should stand because his appeal is without merit, according to a brief filed Friday by the Yellowstone County Attorney’s Office.

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James Leachman

James Leachman

James Leachman testifies at his trial in December 2012. Leachman is suing Bureau of Indian Affairs officials, claiming his rights were violated over the seizure and sale of 800 horses he owned.

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Leachman appeals on grounds he didn't own the horses

Leachman appeals on grounds he didn't own the horses

Billings livestock breeder James Leachman argued Friday that an appeal of his guilty verdict should be granted because prosecutors never proved he owned the horses he was convicted of abusing.

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Some Leachman horses headed for a kill plant

Some Leachman horses headed for a kill plant

Nine of the former Leachman horses raised east of Billings have been sold to one of Canada’s largest horse slaughter plants, according to the Montana Board of Livestock.

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Have You Heard? Settlement reached for MPC, Touch America investors

Investors in the defunct Montana Power Co. of Butte and its strange reincarnation as the telecommunications company Touch America Holdings Inc. will receive 29 cents per share.

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A 2nd auction of Leachman horses is set near Poplar

A 2nd auction of Leachman horses is set near Poplar

Two years ago, the Crow Tribe auctioned off more than 800 of James Leachman's horses on a ranch east of Billings. A similar scene will play out Wednesday on the Fort Peck Reservation.

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Former Leachman ranch sold at auction

Former Leachman ranch sold at auction

Musser Bros. Auction conducted the sale of the the Hairpin Cavvy Ranch once owned by James Leachman.

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Audience members study a program as the Hairpin Cavvy Ranch

Audience members study a program as the Hairpin Cavvy Ranch

Audience members study a program as the Hairpin Cavvy Ranch, once owned by James Leachman, is sold Tuesday morning at an auction at the Hilton Garden Inn.

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Darrin Old Coyote, center, was the highest bidder

Darrin Old Coyote, center, was the highest bidder

Crow Chairman Darrin Old Coyote, center, was the highest bidder Tuesday for the Hairpin Cavvy Ranch, once owned by James Leachman, during an auction at the Hilton Garden Inn.

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Crow Tribe buys former James Leachman ranch for $989K

Crow Tribe buys former James Leachman ranch for $989K

Broad smiles and quiet congratulations, many spoken in Crow, celebrated the return Wednesday of a dryland ranch on the outskirts of Billings.

March 26, 2013 11:30 am Photos

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Ranch on Billings' outskirts up for auction

A 1,933 acre ranch two miles east of the Billings city limits goes on the auction block Tuesday.

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Gazette opinion: Longest trial brings accountability for cruelty

Prosecuting crimes of cruelty to animals is extremely difficult in Montana. State laws protect the property rights of animal owners. State laws protect the interests of horse breeders and other livestock producers.

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Jim Leachman reads a letter to the court

Jim Leachman reads a letter to the court

James Leachman reads a letter of support from a cattleman in Oklahoma to a court audience during a break in his sentencing for animal cruelty Wednesday afternoon. 

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Jim Leachman points to a law officer

Jim Leachman points to a law officer

James Leachman points to Yellowstone County Sheriff's Lt. Kent O'Donnell, who he said kept him from his horses during his sentencing for animal cruelty Wednesday afternoon.

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December most read #21

December most read #21

Jury finds Leachman guilty on 5 counts: http://bit.ly/TEA5ffLivestock breeder Leachman sentenced to jail for horse abuse: http://bit.ly/12UyDYL

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