We enthusiastically support Rod Souza for District Court judge. Karen has seen Souza in his role as chair of the Billings Catholic School Board for several years and is impressed with his leadership, diplomacy, fairness and competence. Souza has steered the board with skill and aplomb, all t…
A man whom prosecutors described as "essentially a career criminal at this point" was sentenced on Tuesday for the March robbery of a West End bank.
Charles Louis “Chas” Weldon, the former executive director of the Yellowstone County Museum, entered a not guilty plea in Yellowstone County District Court on Tuesday on a felony theft charge.
My new column called “Ask the Judge” will initially run monthly, but may appear more or less depending on the interest. The premise is simple: The judicial system can seem somewhat mysterious. As a judge for nearly 20 years, and a lawyer before that, it occurred to me I may be able to penetr…
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A Billings man received a deferred sentence on Tuesday for what court records described as his third domestic assault conviction.
District Judge Russell C. Fagg speaks during the sentencing of Toby Eugene Griego Friday morning. "I’ve never seen a more dangerous criminal or a bigger predator in our community," Fagg told Griego.
District Judge Russell C. Fagg on Friday gives serial rapist Toby Eugene Griego 22 consecutive life sentences without the possibility of parole for raping three women and attempting to rape a fourth.
Police detective Ken Paharik testifies during the sentencing of serial rapist Toby Eugene Griego Friday morning. Paharik was a lead investigator in the case.
Toby Eugene Griego, 42, listens to testimony during his sentencing for rape Friday morning. He was sentenced to 22 consecutive life sentences without the possibility of parole, plus 60 years and six months, for raping three women and attempting to rape a fourth.
Toby Eugene Griego, 42, enters the courtroom with his attorney, Regional Deputy Public Defender David Duke, Friday morning. Judge Russell C. Fagg gave Griego 22 consecutive life sentences without the possibility of parole for multiple counts of rape and other charges.
Kelley Hollingsworh testifies about how rapist Toby Griego held her by her throat during Griego's sentencing Friday morning. Griego was sentenced to multiple counts of life without parole for rape.
As a couple we are pleased to relate our experiences with Rod Souza and why we enthusiastically support him for District Court judge. Karen serves with Souza on the Billings Catholic School Board, which Souza chairs, and Russ has had Souza in court dozens of times, with the latest case being…
Justice was served in Yellowstone County District Court Monday when 12 jurors unanimously agreed that Toby Eugene Griego is guilty on all 27 felony counts stemming brutal attacks on four Billings women.
After three years of litigation, at least 406 Montana consumers who took out Internet payday loans at exorbitant interest rates from LoanPoint USA will have their loans forgiven and many will share a $233,000 settlement.
District Judge Russell Fagg ordered consecutive sentences to the state Department of Corrections for a Billings man who admitted assaulting his girlfriend and attacking her kitten.
A woman convicted of stabbing a man in the leg asked for leniency at sentencing on Tuesday, but the judge ordered her to prison.
Five women in state custody admitted Tuesday to walking away from prerelease programs last year.
Threatening another man with a knife after kicking him led to a suspended sentence for a Billings man.
A woman serving a federal sentence for fraud on Tuesday received a state sentence on drug convictions.