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Mary Jane Mccalla Knisely

Downtown robbery attempt nets 5-year sentence

Downtown robbery attempt nets 5-year sentence

A man convicted of trying to rob a woman while she waited in a downtown Burger King drive-through last year will spend three years with the Montana Department of Corrections.

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Denning gets 100 years in prison for 2012 slayings of 2 sisters

Denning gets 100 years in prison for 2012 slayings of 2 sisters

A 23-year-old man who murdered two sisters in January 2012 — stabbing one of them more than 130 times — was sentenced Tuesday to 100 years in Montana State Prison.

August 19, 2014 11:10 am Photos

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Judge orders public defender for homicide defendant free on $450,000 cash bail

Judge orders public defender for homicide defendant free on $450,000 cash bail

After initially being denied a public defender, a homicide defendant free from jail on a $450,000 cash bond posted by his family will be appointed one, a Billings judge ruled Thursday.

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Public defender testifies against attacker; judge issues 15-year sentence

Public defender testifies against attacker; judge issues 15-year sentence

A California fugitive is facing 15 years in prison — nearly double the sentence recommended by prosecutors — for assaulting a Billings public defense attorney who testified Thursday that he may be permanently injured.

July 10, 2014 6:15 pm Photos

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Man who posted $450,000 cash bond seeks public defender

Man who posted $450,000 cash bond seeks public defender

A man accused of shooting a woman to death while she was on a phone talking to an emergency dispatcher appeared in court Thursday on his own behalf and said that he thinks he should be appointed a public defender, even though he is out of jail after his family posted a $450,000 cash bond.

July 10, 2014 10:35 am Photos

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Rambold sentencing again reassigned to new judge

Rambold sentencing again reassigned to new judge

A Forsyth judge who agreed a week ago to re-sentence Stacey Dean Rambold in a rape case that has drawn international attention has now recused himself, and the case has been reassigned to a district judge in Roundup.

July 03, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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Repeat offender, 23, sentenced for high-speed chases in stolen vehicles

Repeat offender, 23, sentenced for high-speed chases in stolen vehicles

Sentences issued Thursday in four felony cases involving the same defendant netted the 23-year-old man a designation as a persistent felony offender and 16 years with the Montana Department of Corrections, with six of those years suspended.

June 19, 2014 4:15 pmLoading…
Man sentenced to 8 years prison for assaulting police

Man sentenced to 8 years prison for assaulting police

A Billings man was sentenced Thursday to eight years at the Montana State Prison for assaulting two police officers last fall.  

June 12, 2014 5:30 pmLoading…
Billlings pastor to thief: ‘I forgive you’

Billlings pastor to thief: ‘I forgive you’

A Billings pastor went to court Thursday to offer forgiveness to the man who stole his pickup last November.

May 08, 2014 4:22 pmLoading…
Finding 'more in life’: Veterans support treatment court

Finding 'more in life’: Veterans support treatment court

After successfully completing the Yellowstone County Veterans Treatment Court, Brendan Eugene Halsten, a 23-year-old Army National Guard veteran and single father, doesn’t have a felony on his record.

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Judge Mary Jane Knisely presents Horace Detsch with a certificate

Judge Mary Jane Knisely presents Horace Detsch with a certificate

District Judge Mary Jane Knisely presents Horace Detsch with a graduation certificate at the first graduation of the Impaired Driving Court treatment program Wednesday.

July 13, 2011 12:20 pmLoading…
Ruel Blackman gets a hug from District Judge Mary Jane Knisely

Ruel Blackman gets a hug from District Judge Mary Jane Knisely

Ruel Blackman gets a hug from District Judge Mary Jane Knisely during his graduation from Impaired Driving Court on Wednesday. Blackman was among the first three people to graduate from the new treatment court program during a ceremony held in a packed courtroom of supporters.

July 13, 2011 12:20 pmLoading…
Mary Jane Knisely hands Eric Little Light his certificate

Mary Jane Knisely hands Eric Little Light his certificate

District Judge Mary Jane Knisely hands graduate Eric Little Light his certificate during the first graduation of Impaired Driving Court on Wednesday.

July 13, 2011 12:20 pmLoading…

Gazette opinion: Consider candidates, ballot issues carefully

Over the past several weeks, The Gazette editorial board met with candidates and discussed the merits of Nov. 2 ballot issues. We began presenting Gazette opinions on these election questions before absentee ballots were mailed on Oct. 4 and have continued to offer recommendations as Electio…

October 31, 2010 12:30 amLoading…

Choose Knisely for District Court judge

I’ve been reading a lot lately about “experience” being a factor in the election of our new district judge. It seems to me that one candidate has the level of experience that can handle the tremendous workload of the District Court. As an attorney, Mary Jane McCalla Knisely prosecuted cases …

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Gazette opinion: Knisely best of 2 good District Court candidates

An independent study of Montana District Court caseloads determined that Yellowstone County needs two additional judges to handle the work of the state’s busiest District Court. If two new judges were being chosen on Nov. 2, we would recommend Damon Gannett and Mary Jane McCalla Knisely.

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Reaction from the 13th Judicial District finalists

Reaction from the 13th Judicial District finalists

13th Judicial District finalists Mary Jane McCalla Knisely and Damon Gannett talk about their primary wins.

June 08, 2010 11:35 pmLoading…
Knisely, Gannett take 9-way judicial contest

Knisely, Gannett take 9-way judicial contest

Municipal Court Judge Mary Jane McCalla Knisely and attorney Damon Gannett defeated seven others in a nine-way primary for district court judge Tuesday.  The two advance to the general election this fall.

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Knisely has right stuff to serve District Court

After 36 years in public service, including serving on two not-for-profit boards, I think I can identify someone who has the right stuff.  In the race for District Court judge, that person is Mary Jane McCalla Knisely.

May 09, 2010 12:00 am Related

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Running municipal court efficiently for 12 years

Running municipal court efficiently for 12 years

For the past 12 years, this community has offered me the unique opportunity and privilege to serve as its municipal judge. After careful consideration, I have chosen to run for the newly created District Court seat.

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