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State: Barry Beach has exhausted appeals

State: Barry Beach has exhausted appeals

HELENA — Barry Beach, who is serving a 100-year prison sentence for a 1979 murder he says he didn’t commit, has been given unprecedented opportunity to argue his innocence and for a reduced sentence and deserves no more, the state said in a filing with the Montana Supreme Court.

December 02, 2014 11:03 am Related Loading…
Barry Beach supporters put up signs in Billings

Barry Beach supporters put up signs in Billings

A large “Free Barry Beach” sign has been posted in an empty lot at the corner of Division Street and Grand Avenue.

October 16, 2013 12:15 am Photos

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Beach attorney seeks parole board action; includes support letters from Burns, Tester

Beach attorney seeks parole board action; includes support letters from Burns, Tester

HELENA — An attorney for a Montana State Prison inmate who is serving a 100-year sentence without the possibility of parole for a murder he says he didn’t commit is asking the state parole board to recommend he receive a parole hearing.

September 12, 2013 12:51 pmLoading…
Barry Beach attorney asks Supreme Court to reconsider ruling

Barry Beach attorney asks Supreme Court to reconsider ruling

HELENA — The attorney for Barry Beach is asking the state Supreme Court to reconsider its decision to put the man convicted of murdering his classmate in 1979 back in prison after 1 ½ years of freedom.

May 30, 2013 5:57 am Related Loading…
Barry Beach returns to prison after 18 months of freedom

Barry Beach returns to prison after 18 months of freedom

After 18 months of freedom, convicted murderer Barry Beach returned to Montana State Prison on Wednesday to finish serving a 100-year sentence after turning himself in at the Yellowstone County Sheriff's Office.

May 15, 2013 8:52 am Related Loading…
Newly elected justice to help decide Barry Beach case

Newly elected justice to help decide Barry Beach case

Newly elected Montana Supreme Court Justice Laurie McKinnon has been appointed to help decide whether Barry Beach will get a new trial for murder.

February 18, 2013 11:35 amLoading…
Barry Beach adjusts to life outside prison, awaits new trial

Barry Beach adjusts to life outside prison, awaits new trial

For 28 years Barry Beach woke up every morning in a prison cell. Stark, flickering lights lit the drab space that confined him, and the rumbling echo of cell doors slamming punctuated his 100-year sentence without the possibility of parole.

June 10, 2012 12:10 am Photos

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Judge sets hearing in Barry Beach case

Judge sets hearing in Barry Beach case

HELENA — A Lewistown judge has said he'll hear arguments next summer in an effort by Montana State Prison inmate Barry Beach to get a new trial.

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