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.
HELENA — The state Parole Board, which has rejected previous attempts by convicted murderer Barry Beach to commute his 100-year sentence, will probably process his latest request in the next few months, board officials say.
A large “Free Barry Beach” sign has been posted in an empty lot at the corner of Division Street and Grand Avenue.
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.
If honking horns are any indication, a lot of people think Barry Beach is an innocent man.
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.
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.
Newly elected Montana Supreme Court Justice Laurie McKinnon has been appointed to help decide whether Barry Beach will get a new trial for murder.
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.
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.