The state’s Judicial Nomination Commission on Thursday selected five candidates as the field from which the governor will fill the Billings judgeship formerly held by U.S. District Judge Susan Watters.
Ryan Rusche, left, and District Judge Richard Simonton listen as Michael G. Moses answers questions during his interview for the position of district court judge Thursday morning.
Montana District Judge Richard Simonton addresses a witness appearing via video during a competency hearing for murder suspect Michael Keith Spell on Tuesday.
Montana District Judge Richard Simonton addresses the prosecution during a competency hearing for murder suspect Michael Keith Spell on Tuesday in Sidney.
Yellowstone County District Court is running shorthanded.
SIDNEY — The killing of a much-loved high school teacher nearly two years ago has weighed heavily in rural Montana. Hundreds of people helped search for Sherry Arnold and calls for frontier-style justice greeted the arrest of the man accused of killing her. Today, the fate of 24-year-old Mic…
Attorneys for a Colorado man charged with killing an Eastern Montana teacher filed court papers Friday saying his mental disabilities render him unfit to stand trial in a case that could carry the death penalty.
BOZEMAN — A Bozeman woman was sentenced to 100 years in prison for attempted deliberate homicide and aggravated burglary after authorities said she shot a former tenant in the head after ransacking his house.
A state judge on Thursday moved the trial of a Colorado man charged with killing a popular eastern Montana teacher after defense attorneys argued that he could not receive a fair hearing in her hometown.
Attorneys for a Colorado man accused of killing teacher Sherry Arnold are due in court Thursday to argue for the relocation of his trial because of the heavy publicity the case has received in the small eastern Montana community where Arnold taught high school math.
A judge has scheduled a November hearing to decide whether a Colorado man charged with killing an Eastern Montana teacher should be declared ineligible for the death penalty.
Montana prosecutors have asked a judge to keep the trial in the murder of a high school teacher in her hometown of Sidney, after defense attorneys sought to have the case moved because of fears of bias among potential jurors.
A former Glendive police officer admitted Wednesday to having sexual relationships with several teenage girls dating back to 2004.
HELENA — One of the two men accused of kidnapping and killing a Sidney High School teacher wants state prosecutors to turn over information from the personnel files of the law-enforcement officers who investigated the case.
GLENDIVE — A judge on Wednesday ordered a former Billings man convicted of strangling his ex-wife and dumping her body in the Yellowstone River to spend at least 30 years in prison.
GLENDIVE — After calling 34 witnesses over four days, state prosecutors rested their case Friday against a former Billings man accused of strangling his ex-wife in a jealous rage.
A Montana judge has set trial dates for the two men accused in the murder of Sidney high school teacher Sherry Arnold.
A state judge has delayed legal proceedings against two men accused of murdering a Montana teacher after defense attorneys said they need more time to prepare their case.
A state judge in Glendive has accepted jurisdiction in the aggravated-kidnapping cases against two Colorado men accused of abducting and killing Sidney schoolteacher Sherry Arnold.
GLENDIVE — A former Billings man accused of murdering of his ex-wife in 2008 made his first appearance in a Montana courtroom Tuesday following his recent arrest in Arizona.