Mary Jane Mccalla Knisely
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A Billings man was sentenced Thursday to eight years at the Montana State Prison for assaulting two police officers last fall.
A Billings pastor went to court Thursday to offer forgiveness to the man who stole his pickup last November.
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.
District Judge Mary Jane Knisely presents Horace Detsch with a graduation certificate at the first graduation of the Impaired Driving Court treatment program Wednesday.
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.
District Judge Mary Jane Knisely hands graduate Eric Little Light his certificate during the first graduation of Impaired Driving Court on Wednesday.
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…
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 …
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.
13th Judicial District finalists Mary Jane McCalla Knisely and Damon Gannett talk about their primary wins.
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.
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.
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.