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Montana Parole Board

Man accused in Letterman kidnap plot to be freed

Man accused in Letterman kidnap plot to be freed

GREAT FALLS — A man once accused of plotting to kidnap David Letterman's young son and his son's nanny from the comedian's Montana ranch for a $5 million ransom is set to be released from prison Thursday.

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Parole Board release

Parole Board release

The Montana Board of Pardons and Parole's response to Barry Beach's request for a clemency hearing.

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Racicot: Parole board should deny Beach clemency

Racicot: Parole board should deny Beach clemency

The special prosecutor in the 1984 murder trial of a Montana prisoner serving a 100-year prison sentence for a killing committed when he was 17 says the case has been exhaustively reviewed and the state parole board should reject a recent plea for clemency.

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Schweitzer leaves Smith case for Bullock

Schweitzer leaves Smith case for Bullock

HELENA — Gov. Steve Bullock's office isn't saying how the new governor will deal with the pending request for clemency from a Canadian citizen who remains on Montana's death row for the 1982 slaying of two Native American men.

January 08, 2013 3:20 pm Photos

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Convicted killer Smith asks Parole Board for `mercy'

Convicted killer Smith asks Parole Board for `mercy'

DEER LODGE — In a county courtroom here on a cold spring day, Thomas Running Rabbit IV on Wednesday faced for the first time the man who killed his father almost 30 years ago.

May 02, 2012 5:45 am Photos

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1980s mountain man abductor seeks parole

1980s mountain man abductor seeks parole

HELENA — A notorious "mountain man," who abducted a world-class athlete in 1984 to keep as a wife for his son, once wrote that blame for the "incident" lies with her and a would-be rescuer whom he shot and killed. Don Nichols undoubtedly will need to be more contrite later this month in fron…

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