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Life Imprisonment

Cheyenne man sentenced to life without parole

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A judge has sentenced a Cheyenne man to three life prison terms without the possibility of parole for the killings of two women and the wounding of another.

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Ex-wife testifies Castellanos was a devoted father

CHEYENNE, Wyo.  — The ex-wife of a Cheyenne man who faces a possible death sentence in the slaying of two people at his home describes her ex-husband as a devoted father.

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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 convicted in 1987 Miles City murder won't get reduced sentence

Man convicted in 1987 Miles City murder won't get reduced sentence

The Montana Supreme Court has denied a petition to hold a hearing on the sentence given to man a convicted of kidnapping, torturing and murdering a Miles City man in 1987.  The court ruled Tuesday.

November 27, 2013 4:59 pmLoading…
Inmate admits to prison killing; sentenced to life without parole

Inmate admits to prison killing; sentenced to life without parole

DEER LODGE — An inmate at Montana State Prison on Friday pleaded guilty to deliberate homicide he committed by cutting the throat of a fellow inmate.

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Parole possible for Bear Cloud in Sheridan killing

Parole possible for Bear Cloud in Sheridan killing

SHERIDAN, Wyo. — A Sheridan man who had been serving a life sentence for his role in a 2009 home invasion killing will be eligible for parole after serving 25 years for the crime, a district judge ruled Wednesday.

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Juvenile murder convicts could get break

CASPER, Wyo. — A Casper man convicted of murder as a juvenile may have a way out of life imprisonment. If he is successful, other Wyomingites in similar circumstances may follow him.

August 20, 2013 7:04 pmLoading…
Cody man to serve life in prison for killing wife

Cody man to serve life in prison for killing wife

CODY — A judge in Cody has sentenced a man to life in prison, with the possibility of parole, for the screwdriver stabbing death of his wife.

March 26, 2013 2:34 pm Photos

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Ethete man gets life term for Hudson killings

Ethete man gets life term for Hudson killings

RIVERTON — A 20-year-old man has been sentenced to life in prison for the killing of two people in Hudson.

March 19, 2013 2:54 pm Related Loading…
Wyoming juvenile killer law not retroactive

Wyoming juvenile killer law not retroactive

CASPER, Wyo. — A new Wyoming law that ends mandatory life imprisonment for juvenile killers won't change the sentences of eight people already serving life for crimes they committed before the age of 18.

February 24, 2013 10:30 pm Photos

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Guest opinion: Time to eliminate Montana's death penalty

It is often said that support for the death penalty is a mile wide but an inch deep — people often support it, but they haven’t spent too much time figuring out why. It is understandable that, in reaction to a violent and senseless crime, the community would want to see justice done. But aft…

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Wyoming Senate pushes bill to end juvenile life terms

Wyoming Senate pushes bill to end juvenile life terms

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming would bring its law into compliance with a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that outlawed mandatory life sentences for juvenile killers under a bill that cleared its first vote in the state Senate on Thursday.

February 07, 2013 5:13 pm Photos

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Wyoming House advances juvenile life sentence bill

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming House has given preliminary approval to a bill that would end mandatory life sentences for juvenile killers.

January 14, 2013 1:08 pmLoading…
Montana man gets life in prison for N.D. murder, kidnapping

Montana man gets life in prison for N.D. murder, kidnapping

A Missoula man who told investigators that a dream led him to kidnap and kill a man in North Dakota was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison without parole. A psychologist considered him the most psychopathic and dangerous person she had evaluated.

November 27, 2012 4:36 pm Related Loading…

Fate of juvenile life sentences would rest with judges

CASPER, Wyo. — State and federal judges would decide the fate of eight inmates serving life for crimes they committed as juveniles, even if Wyoming eliminates life without parole for young offenders.

November 05, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

Bill to eliminate juvenile life without parole clears committee

CASPER, Wyo. — A bill that would eliminate life without parole for juveniles cleared a state legislative committee Friday, one day after being rejected by the same group of lawmakers.

October 26, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

Court upholds Sheridan murder conviction

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Supreme Court has upheld a Sheridan man's first-degree murder conviction in the January 2010 stabbing death of another man.

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Judge sentences man to life in attempted murder

Judge sentences man to life in attempted murder

CHEYENNE — A judge has sentenced an Oregon man to serve life in prison without the possibility of parole for attempted murder in the shooting last summer of another man in western Wyoming.

September 11, 2012 5:42 pmLoading…

Oregon woman sentenced in Wyoming shooting

CHEYENNE — An Oregon woman has been sentenced to the maximum 30 years in federal prison for her role in a carjacking and attempted murder in Wyoming last year.

August 30, 2012 6:31 pmLoading…
Court calls for new information in Sheridan case

Court calls for new information in Sheridan case

CHEYENNE — The Wyoming Supreme Court has ordered a lawyer representing a Sheridan teenager serving a life sentence in a 2009 home invasion killing to present information about how a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision could affect the teen's sentence.

August 08, 2012 5:29 pmLoading…

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