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Lawyers: Media portrayed exchange student's shooter as 'cold-blooded killer'

Lawyers: Media portrayed exchange student's shooter as 'cold-blooded killer'

MISSOULA — Attorneys representing Markus Kaarma, the Missoula man accused of killing a German exchange student in Kaarma’s garage last April, are asking a judge to bar the public from viewing pretrial evidence of Kaarma’s “prior bad acts.”

July 23, 2014 9:44 am Photos

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Defense wants some proceedings closed in exchange student shooting case

Defense wants some proceedings closed in exchange student shooting case

MISSOULA — Attorneys for a Missoula man accused of shooting and killing a German exchange student want to seal some court documents and proceedings and move the trial out of the county, saying the case has drawn so much attention that it will be impossible for Markus Kaarma to get a fair trial.

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Trial date moved in shooting of exchange student

Trial date moved in shooting of exchange student

MISSOULA — The trial date for a Missoula man charged in the shooting death of a German exchange student has been moved up to December.

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Defense team claims prosecutors blocking interviews in Missoula shooting

Defense team claims prosecutors blocking interviews in Missoula shooting

MISSOULA — Their client stands accused of murdering a foreign exchange student, but Markus Kaarma’s defense attorneys say prosecutors are hindering their own investigation of the incident by blocking interviews with witnesses and attempts to review critical evidence.

June 26, 2014 6:56 am Photos

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Attorney in Missoula shooting case cancels World Cup screening after reprimand

Attorney in Missoula shooting case cancels World Cup screening after reprimand

MISSOULA — A District Court judge on Wednesday scolded the Missoula attorney representing a man accused of killing a German exchange student for “playing to the public” and running “a public relations campaign.”

June 25, 2014 3:43 pm Photos

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Judge sets January trial for Missoula man accused of exchange student's murder

Judge sets January trial for Missoula man accused of exchange student's murder

MISSOULA — The Missoula man accused of shooting and killing a German exchange student in his garage will go on trial Jan. 5.

June 25, 2014 11:15 am Video Photos

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Kaarma attorney plans showing of U.S.-Germany match

Kaarma attorney plans showing of U.S.-Germany match

MISSOULA — The Missoula law firm that is representing a Grant Creek resident accused of murdering a German exchange student will host a live showing of the U.S.-Germany World Cup soccer match on big-screen televisions in Caras Park on Thursday.

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German prosecutors open investigation into student's shooting in Missoula

German prosecutors open investigation into student's shooting in Missoula

German prosecutors are opening an investigation into the shooting death of Diren Dede, the 17-year-old German exchange student killed last month in a Missoula garage.

May 27, 2014 2:49 pm Video Photos

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Markus Kaarma pleads not guilty

Markus Kaarma pleads not guilty

Markus Kaarma, accused of killing German exchange student Diren Dede, enters a not guilty plea in Missoula County District Court on Wednesday.

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Missoula man pleads not guilty in exchange student's death

Missoula man pleads not guilty in exchange student's death

MISSOULA — Markus Kaarma, the man accused of shooting a 17-year-old German exchange student last month, entered a not guilty plea in Missoula County District Court Wednesday morning before Judge Ed McLean.

May 21, 2014 11:35 am Video Photos

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Arraignment set in shooting death of Missoula exchange student

Arraignment set in shooting death of Missoula exchange student

MISSOULA — A Missoula man charged with shooting and killing a German exchange student is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday morning.

May 20, 2014 4:02 pm Photos

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18-year-old will be charged in Missoula burglaries; shooter's wife also may be charged

18-year-old will be charged in Missoula burglaries; shooter's wife also may be charged

MISSOULA — The Missoula County Attorney’s Office will file charges against an 18-year-old man accused of burglarizing the home of Janelle Pflager and Markus Kaarma several times prior to the night a German exchange student was shot to death in the couple’s garage.

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Teens confess burglaries before Montana shooting

MISSOULA — Two teens have confessed to burglarizing a Missoula residence, angering the homeowners in the weeks before a German exchange student was shot to death in the garage.

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Authorities told slain exchange student was looking for alcoholic beverage

Authorities told slain exchange student was looking for alcoholic beverage

MISSOULA — Diren Dede, the 17-year-old German foreign exchange student who was shot to death late last month, was reportedly looking for an alcoholic beverage when he wandered into a garage in Missoula’s Grant Creek neighborhood.

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Bullock expresses sympathy to German official over exchange student’s shooting

Bullock expresses sympathy to German official over exchange student’s shooting

HELENA — Responding to the German consul general’s concerns, Gov. Steve Bullock this week expressed “profound sympathy” on Montana’s behalf to the German government and friends and family of a 17-year-old exchange student killed in Missoula last month.

May 09, 2014 7:15 pm Photos

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Defense attorney: Exchange students were 'garage hopping'

Defense attorney: Exchange students were 'garage hopping'

Attorneys for the Missoula man accused of killing German exchange student Diren Dede say the teen's companion on the night of the shooting told police they had entered local garages on several previous occasions.

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Search warrant: Missoula man may have been high when German student shot

Search warrant: Missoula man may have been high when German student shot

MISSOULA — Markus Kaarma may have been under the influence of marijuana when he shot and killed German exchange student Diren Dede, according to a search warrant requested by Missoula police.

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Search warrant: Missoula man may have been high when German student shot

Search warrant: Missoula man may have been high when German student shot

MISSOULA — Markus Kaarma may have been under the influence of marijuana when he shot and killed German exchange student Diren Dede, according to a search warrant requested by Missoula police.

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