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Markus Kaarma

Kaarma prosecutors: No evidence partner 'colluded, facilitated'

Kaarma prosecutors: No evidence partner 'colluded, facilitated'

MISSOULA — Janelle Pflager, the partner of the Missoula man who was convicted of murdering a teenage exchange student this week, will not face charges.

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Diren Dede's host parents express relief at guilty verdict

Diren Dede's host parents express relief at guilty verdict

MISSOULA — Kate Walker and Randy Smith, the Missoula couple who hosted 17-year-old foreign exchange student Diren Dede in their home until he was gunned down in a garage just down the street, expressed relief in the wake of Wednesday’s verdict.

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Kaarma guilty of German student's homicide; parents will address court Thursday

Kaarma guilty of German student's homicide; parents will address court Thursday

MISSOULA — A collective cry erupted on the third floor of the Missoula County Courthouse Wednesday as a jury of eight women and four men found Markus Hendrik Kaarma guilty of deliberate homicide.

December 17, 2014 1:20 pm Video Photos

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Markus Kaarma holds hands with his mother

Markus Kaarma holds hands with his mother

Markus Kaarma holds hands with his mother Monday morning while leaving the Missoula County Courthouse during the lunch break in his deliberate homicide trial for shooting Diren Dede after Dede entered his garage last spring.

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Markus Kaarma

Markus Kaarma

Markus Kaarma speaks with his attorney after the prosecution's closing argument.

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Markus Kaarma

Markus Kaarma

Markus Kaarma listens to his defense attorneys during his trial Friday in Missoula. Prosecutors concluded their case against Kaarma, who is accused of deliberate homicide.

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Prosecutor Karla Painter

Prosecutor Karla Painter

Prosecutor Karla Painter said during closing arguments Tuesday that Markus Kaarma intended to harm or kill Diren Dede when Kaarma shot him. 

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Prosecutor Karla Painter

Prosecutor Karla Painter

Prosecutor Karla Painter said during closing arguments Tuesday that Markus Kaarma intended to harm or kill Diren Dede when Kaarma shot him.

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Markus Kaarma's defense attorney Paul Ryan

Markus Kaarma's defense attorney Paul Ryan

Markus Kaarma's defense attorney Paul Ryan highlights areas in the judge's instructions to the jury Tuesday morning that, he argued during closing, should cause the jurors to pronounce his client not guilty.

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Prosecutor Andrew Paul

Prosecutor Andrew Paul

Prosecutor Andrew Paul gestures in front of the jury Tuesday morning in the Markus Kaarma trial as he describes the state's version of Kaarma's shooting of Diren Dede last spring. 

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Paul Ryan

Paul Ryan

Markus Kaarma's defense attorney Paul Ryan speaks during closing statements.

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Jury deliberations begin in exchange student shooting trial

Jury deliberations begin in exchange student shooting trial

MISSOULA — A jury of four men and eight women have been sent to determine the fate of Markus Kaarma, the Missoula man accused of killing an unarmed German teenager, Diren Dede, in his garage last April.

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Jury begins deliberations in Markus Kaarma murder trial

Jury begins deliberations in Markus Kaarma murder trial

MISSOULA — A jury of four men and eight women have been sent to determine the fate of Markus Kaarma, the Missoula man accused of killing an unarmed German teenager, Diren Dede, in his garage last April.

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Turkish UM student translates criminal proceedings for Diren Dede's parents

Turkish UM student translates criminal proceedings for Diren Dede's parents

MISSOULA — A young University of Montana student has found himself volunteering countless hours of his time helping the parents of Diren Dede understand — in the most literal sense of the word — the trial of the man accused of murdering their son.

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Turkish UM student translates criminal proceedings for Diren Dede's parents

Turkish UM student translates criminal proceedings for Diren Dede's parents

A young University of Montana student has found himself volunteering countless hours of his time helping the parents of Diren Dede understand – in the most literal sense of the word – the trial of the man accused of murdering their son.

December 16, 2014 7:44 am Related
Defense rests in German exchange student shooting

Defense rests in German exchange student shooting

MISSOULA — Videotape of Markus Kaarma crying in a Montana police station after he shot and killed a German exchange student was one of the last pieces of evidence put up by defense attorneys in his murder trial, whose outcome hinges on how jurors interpret Kaarma’s use of a state self-defense law.

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