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Timeline: Barry Beach's efforts to prove he's innocent

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…

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Barry Beach says he's had it with Montana courts; may look to federal justice system

Barry Beach says he's had it with Montana courts; may look to federal justice system

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.

June 16, 2014 4:16 pm Photos

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Parole board rejects Barry Beach's clemency bid

Parole board rejects Barry Beach's clemency bid

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.

June 11, 2014 11:00 am Photos

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Parole board to announce Barry Beach decision

Parole board to announce Barry Beach decision

HELENA — Montana’s parole board is planning to announce its decision on whether to accept convicted murderer Barry Beach’s clemency application.

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No decision yet on Beach clemency application

No decision yet on Beach 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.

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Racicot: Parole board should deny Beach clemency

Racicot: Parole board should deny Beach 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.

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Beach 'truly shocked' by governor's letter of support to Parole Board

Beach 'truly shocked' by governor's letter of support to Parole Board

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.

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Governor supports Barry Beach's bid for parole

Governor supports Barry 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.

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Parole board to consider Beach clemency request April 29

Parole board to consider Beach clemency request April 29

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.

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Beach will continue to try to prove innocence

Beach will continue to try to prove innocence

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.

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Back in prison, Beach prepares for the next phase

Back in prison, Beach prepares for the next phase

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.

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High court asked to put Beach back behind bars

High court asked to put Beach back behind bars

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.

February 23, 2012 8:15 pm Photos

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Beach adjusts to new life after 3 decades in prison

Beach adjusts to new life after 3 decades in prison

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.

December 17, 2011 10:55 am Photos

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'I'm enjoying it,' Beach says of life outside prison

'I'm enjoying it,' Beach says of life outside prison

So many choices. So much time.

December 08, 2011 7:15 pm Photos

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Beach released from prison without bond to await new trial

Beach released from prison without bond to await new trial

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.

December 07, 2011 6:55 pm Photos

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Barbara Salinda

Barbara Salinda

Barry Beach's sister Barbara Salinda and niece Sydney, 12, traveled from Los Angeles for Beach's hearing on Wednesday.

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Barry Beach in court

Barry Beach in court

Barry Beach in District Judge Wayne Phillips' Lewistown courtroom in 2011.

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Beach in court

Beach in court

Barry Beach, second from left, appears for a hearing in Lewistown on Wednesday.

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Beach fights tears

Beach fights tears

Barry Beach fights back tears at the start of a hearing to consider delaying his bail hearing on Wednesday.

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Smiles after ruling

Smiles after ruling

Barry Beach's attorneys are all smiles after Judge Phillips' ruling to deny a delay for a bond hearing.

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