On the 35th anniversary of the crime for which he was sentenced to 100 years in prison, Barry Beach says he may look to the federal justice system in another bid to commute his sentence. Here is a timeline of coverage of Kim Nees' murder, Barry Beach's trial and his attempts to appeal his 19…
HELENA — Convicted murderer Barry Beach, whose latest attempt to commute his 100-year sentence was rejected yet again by the state Parole Board last week, said Monday he may give up on Montana’s justice system and go to federal court to pursue his quest for release.
HELENA — Montana’s parole board on Wednesday denied a clemency bid from Barry Beach, who said he will keep fighting to overturn his 100-year murder sentence for the 1979 beating death of a high school-classmate.
HELENA — Montana’s parole board is planning to announce its decision on whether to accept convicted murderer Barry Beach’s clemency application.
HELENA — Montana's parole board has more work to do before deciding whether to accept convicted murderer Barry Beach's application for clemency.
The special prosecutor in the 1984 murder trial of a Montana prisoner serving a 100-year prison sentence for a killing committed when he was 17 says the case has been exhaustively reviewed and the state parole board should reject a recent plea for clemency.
HELENA — Convicted murderer Barry Beach said Friday he was “absolutely amazed” and surprised by Gov. Steve Bullock’s letter this week to the state Parole Board, supporting Beach’s bid for parole.
HELENA — Gov. Steve Bullock took the unusual step Wednesday of writing a letter supporting parole for convicted murderer Barry Beach, telling the Board of Pardons and Parole it should focus not on whether Beach is guilty or innocent, but whether he’s a good candidate for parole.
HELENA — The state Board of Pardons and Parole is scheduled to meet at the end of the month to consider Barry Beach's application for clemency in the 1979 killing of a Poplar teen.
DEER LODGE — Montana State Prison inmate Barry Beach says he will continue to fight to prove his innocence in the 1979 killing of Kim Nees of Poplar, but he'll have to carry on those efforts from behind bars.
The three-decade fight for freedom by a Montana man convicted of the 1979 slaying of a teenage classmate entered what could be its final stage this week, when the Montana Supreme Court ordered him back to prison and took away his brief taste of normal life.
HELENA — Prosecutors asked the Montana Supreme Court on Thursday to reinstate Barry Beach's conviction for the 1979 killing of a 17-year-old girl on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation.
HELENA — When Barry Beach was convicted of murder in 1984 for the killing of a female schoolmate, “Miami Vice” was a hit TV show. A car phone was a rich man’s boxy appliance. Beach’s mullet hairdo was in vogue.
So many choices. So much time.
LEWISTOWN — One month shy of spending 29 years behind bars for murder, Barry Beach was released Wednesday pending a new trial in the killing of a 17-year-old Poplar girl.
Barry Beach's sister Barbara Salinda and niece Sydney, 12, traveled from Los Angeles for Beach's hearing on Wednesday.
Barry Beach in District Judge Wayne Phillips' Lewistown courtroom in 2011.
Barry Beach, second from left, appears for a hearing in Lewistown on Wednesday.
Barry Beach fights back tears at the start of a hearing to consider delaying his bail hearing on Wednesday.
Barry Beach's attorneys are all smiles after Judge Phillips' ruling to deny a delay for a bond hearing.