Showing: 1-20 of 19

Leo Gallagher

Helena murderer asks for hearing, says counsel ineffective

One of Helena’s most noteworthy criminals has filed a request for a post-conviction relief hearing which, if granted, could potentially vacate his current sentence and grant him a new jury trial.

December 26, 2013 1:19 pmLoading…
Man enters Alford plea for setting May fires

Man enters Alford plea for setting May fires

A 19-year-old East Helena man who was charged with setting numerous fires in the Helena area in May has pleaded guilty to two counts of arson.

December 21, 2013 10:42 amLoading…
Former Montana guardsman apprehended in Spain on sex charges

Former Montana guardsman apprehended in Spain on sex charges

HELENA — A former Montana Army National Guard soldier charged with felony sex crimes against an underage girl has been detained by authorities in Spain.

September 18, 2013 7:47 amLoading…

Guest opinion: Montanans need Excellence in Mental Health Act

Long before there was an Aurora or a Sandy Hook, Montana organizations came together to talk about mental-health issues. Law enforcement, mental-health providers and advocates all agreed that we had to do more in our state to improve the availability of quality behavioral-health care. We rec…

May 26, 2013 12:05 amLoading…
Gable gets 200 years in Helena double homicide

Gable gets 200 years in Helena double homicide

HELENA - Michelle Coller Gable will probably spend the rest of her life in prison for the murders of her husband and his friend in October 2011.

March 01, 2013 12:45 pm Photos

Photos

Related Loading…
Gable guilty of double homicide

Gable guilty of double homicide

HELENA — A Helena jury Wednesday evening found Michelle Coller Gable guilty of two counts of deliberate homicide in the Oct. 13, 2011, shooting deaths of her husband, Joseph Gable, and his friend, Sunday Cooley Bennett, in a Cutler Street home.

January 16, 2013 9:06 pmLoading…
Wife testifies about shootings at double homicide trial in Helena

Wife testifies about shootings at double homicide trial in Helena

HELENA — Michelle Gable testified in her own defense Tuesday, breaking into sobs as she described the events that left her husband and his female friend dead from gunshots at a Cutler Street home on Oct. 13, 2011.

January 16, 2013 7:42 amLoading…

Guest opinion: Let's resolve to strengthen child protection laws in 2013

In recent years, stories of horrific child abuse in Montana have become all too frequent: children violently killed by their parents or other adult caregivers; infants and toddlers suffering broken bones; children molested by adults; children exposed to meth distribution and production, and …

January 13, 2013 12:05 amLoading…
More Lewis and Clark County kids face removal from parents’ home, placement in foster care

More Lewis and Clark County kids face removal from parents’ home, placement in foster care

Last year, the number of child abuse and neglect cases in Lewis and Clark County was up 30 percent from the 2010.

September 30, 2012 2:21 pmLoading…
Attorneys for double homicide defendant say 160-page letter unlawfully seized

Attorneys for double homicide defendant say 160-page letter unlawfully seized

HELENA - Attorneys argued Thursday whether a 160-page letter written by accused double murderer Michelle Coller Gable was unlawfully seized.

June 01, 2012 8:09 amLoading…

Second jury finds teen guilty of molesting 3-year-old

HELENA -- A jury on Wednesday found a Helena teen guilty of sexual assault for molesting a 3-year-old girl at a day care center.

May 10, 2012 9:00 amLoading…

Helena woman found guilty of trying to kill husband with hammer

HELENA -- A Helena jury found Jill M. Lotter guilty Monday of attempting to kill her husband with a hammer. Following closing arguments this morning, the jury started deliberations at 12:20 p.m. Deliberations lasted about five hours. Lotter was found guilty for attempted deliberate homicid…

December 12, 2011 8:17 pmLoading…

Ex-Vann's employee charged with iPad theft in Helena

HELENA -- .A former employee of Vann's pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges that he stole Apple iPad computer tablets and MacBook computers worth about $20,000 from the store's storage facility.

December 01, 2011 9:47 amLoading…

Helena ubstitute teacher faces child porn charge

HELENA — A substitute teacher hired about two weeks ago at Four Georgians Elementary in Helena and who police say downloaded child pornography at home has been charged with felony sexual abuse of children.

November 05, 2011 5:00 pmLoading…

Appeal filed in Helena police shooting case

HELENA — Prosecutors are appealing a state judge's decision to dismiss a felony assault charge on a peace officer filed against a Helena man who was shot by a police officer while allegedly driving his pickup truck toward the officer.

October 29, 2011 11:26 amLoading…

Man shot by Helena police should be freed, say attorneys

HELENA -- The Helena man shot in the chest by a police officer whom he was allegedly trying to run down in his pickup was back in court on Thursday with his lawyers arguing that the case should be thrown out because of mishandled and missing evidence that could have helped his defense.

September 30, 2011 10:45 amLoading…

Coroner's inquest: Deputies not at fault in Helena man's shooting death

HELENA -- A jury unanimously decided that no one is criminally liable in the death of Jeffery John Lefferdink, a 32-year-old Helena man who died on Easter Sunday after a traffic stop by sheriff's deputies.

September 28, 2011 12:26 pmLoading…

No charges for man accused of taking kids from Tennessee

HELENA — A Lewis and Clark County man who was arrested on a 1996 warrant accusing him of taking his children from Tennessee will not be charged.

January 28, 2011 6:03 amLoading…

Supporters say DUI bills can 'change Montana' and address problem drinking, driving

HELENA — This Legislature can make Montana a “better place to live” by passing bills to crack down on drunken driving, lawmakers were told Wednesday — although two of the major bills are aimed at keeping drunk drivers out of prison as well as off the road.

January 19, 2011 2:30 pmLoading…

Follow The Billings Gazette

Activate Full Access RED

Popular Stories

Deals & Offers

Featured Businesses