Lester Van Waters Jr
SIDNEY — Lester Van Waters Jr., 50, apologized to family and friends of Sherry Arnold before being sentenced to 80 years in prison Monday for his role in the Sidney teacher’s death.
A Colorado man who pleaded guilty in the killing of a teacher in the Northern Plains oil patch faces sentencing Dec. 15 in Montana.
A Montana judge will decide whether a suspect's alleged confession to his involvement in the slaying of a woman jogging through her town in the Bakken oil patch should be suppressed because the defendant is mentally disabled.
SIDNEY — The killing of a much-loved high school teacher nearly two years ago has weighed heavily in rural Montana. Hundreds of people helped search for Sherry Arnold and calls for frontier-style justice greeted the arrest of the man accused of killing her. Today, the fate of 24-year-old Mic…
A judge has scheduled a November hearing to decide whether a Colorado man charged with killing an Eastern Montana teacher should be declared ineligible for the death penalty.
An Eastern Montana prosecutor said Wednesday that he will oppose attempts to declare one of the suspects in the killing of a Sidney teacher ineligible for the death penalty.
A state judge has delayed legal proceedings against two men accused of murdering a Montana teacher after defense attorneys said they need more time to prepare their case.
The suspects in the disappearance and killing of a Sidney teacher have pleaded not guilty to murder and attempted kidnapping.
The suspects in the killing of Eastern Montana teacher Sherry Arnold are due in state court in Sidney on Tuesday to face new murder charges filed by prosecutors who are seeking the death penalty.
Two men accused of abducting and killing Sidney school teacher Sherry Arnold have been charged with murder, and prosecutors filed a court notice indicating their intent to seek the death penalty against both men.
SIDNEY -- It was Sherry Arnold's last trip to Sidney High School.
The community will gather at 2 p.m. on Friday to remember Sherry Arnold at Sidney High School, the place where for years she taught math and influenced the lives of countless students.
A funeral service for Sherry Arnold is scheduled for Friday afternoon in Sidney.
Lester Van Waters Jr. appears before District Judge Katherine Irigoin in the case of missing Sidney teacher Sherry Arnold on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012.
Michael Keith Spell enters a Sidney courtroom Tuesday.
Lester Van Waters Jr. appears before District Judge Katherine Irigoin on Tuesday in Sidney.
SIDNEY — Family and friends of one of the two suspects in a brutal Montana kidnapping described him as an illiterate young father who was eager for work when he fell under the sway of a convicted criminal promising lucrative employment in the Bakken oil fields.
Lester Van Waters Jr.