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'I’ve never seen a more dangerous criminal': Serial rapist gets 22 consecutive life terms

'I’ve never seen a more dangerous criminal': Serial rapist gets 22 consecutive life terms

Shortly after noon Friday, a Billings judge sentenced convicted serial rapist Toby Eugene Griego 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 last year.

July 25, 2014 12:25 pm Video Photos

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Live coverage: Griego sentencing

Live coverage: Griego sentencing

Follow along live as The Gazette cover the Toby Griego sentencing. Griego was convicted April 18 on 27 counts, including 10 counts of rape.

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'He is a sociopath': State seeking 23 consecutive life sentences for rapist

'He is a sociopath': State seeking 23 consecutive life sentences for rapist

Prosecutors are asking that convicted serial rapist Toby Eugene Griego — a "sociopath" and "sadistic stalker" — be given 23 consecutive life sentences without the possibility of parole, plus 40 years and six months, for raping three women and attempting to rape a fourth.

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Yellowstone County Sheriffs Dept. detective George Fritz

Yellowstone County Sheriffs Dept. detective George Fritz

Yellowstone County Sheriff's Office Detective Frank Fritz shows where he saw burn marks on Robert Bottenhagen's hand when he was interviewing him about the fatal trailer arson fire that killed four people.

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Robert Bottenhagen

Robert Bottenhagen

Robert Eric Bottenhagen listens to court proceedings Tuesday afternoon when he was sentenced to 60 years prison for four counts of negligent homicide.

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Betty Beyers becomes emotional

Betty Beyers becomes emotional

Betty Beyers becomes emotional as she testifies during Robert Bottenhagen's sentencing to four counts of negligent homicide. Beyers' daughter, Amber, was killed in the Lockwood mobile home arson fire last April.

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Family members of victims

Family members of victims

Family members of victims listen to testimony during the sentencing of Robert Eric Bottenhagen, 22, on four counts of negligent homicide stemming from an arson fire in April 2013 that killed four people.

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Judge Gregory Todd

Judge Gregory Todd

Judge Gregory Todd sentenced Robert Bottenhagen to four counts of negligent homicide stemming from an arson fire in April 2013 that killed four people.

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2 sentenced for walking away from pre-release centers

2 sentenced for walking away from pre-release centers

A man and woman were sentenced on Thursday for walking away from Montana pre-release centers in separate incidents in 2012.

May 01, 2014 11:30 am Photos

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Billings man gets 70 years for murdering great-grandmother

Billings man gets 70 years for murdering great-grandmother

A 19-year-old Billings man was sentenced Thursday to 70 years in prison for murdering his great-grandmother in her South Side home last July.

March 27, 2014 4:19 pm Photos

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Attorneys: Newlywed must show remorse at murder sentencing

Attorneys: Newlywed must show remorse at murder sentencing

MISSOULA — Does pushing your husband off a cliff to his death warrant serving life in prison? Or 10 years? Or somewhere in between?

March 24, 2014 9:59 am Photos

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Newlywed murder case unusual for federal court; sentencing is Thursday

Newlywed murder case unusual for federal court; sentencing is Thursday

MISSOULA — Does pushing your husband off a cliff to his death warrant serving life in prison? Or 10 years? Or somewhere in between?

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Burglar connected to fatal shooting arrested after again skipping sentencing

Burglar connected to fatal shooting arrested after again skipping sentencing

Police have arrested a Billings woman who twice skipped sentencing hearings for her conviction on a burglary that ended with the fatal shooting of her husband by police.

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More testimony, report will factor into Graham murder sentence

More testimony, report will factor into Graham murder sentence

MISSOULA — Jordan Linn Graham shocked a packed courtroom Thursday afternoon by pleading guilty to second-degree murder just before closing arguments were set to begin, but testimony in the case has not finished.

December 13, 2013 10:00 pm Photos

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Joliet man who shot at officers sentenced

Joliet man who shot at officers sentenced

A Joliet man convicted in April of shooting at law enforcement officers after he shot and killed more than 50 sled dogs was sentenced in a Carbon County courtroom on Monday.

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Teen sentenced for 2012 vandalism spree

Teen sentenced for 2012 vandalism spree

A Billings teenager won’t spend any time behind bars for a vandalism spree last December but was ordered by a District Court judge to pay back thousands of dollars for damage he caused.

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County attorney: Rambold case could 'clean up' sentencing rules

County attorney: Rambold case could 'clean up' sentencing rules

The furor over the 30-day sentence given to a teacher who raped a 14-year-old girl offers the chance to clean up holes in how the state sentences criminals, a Montana prosecutor said.

September 27, 2013 2:45 pm Photos

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Eldon Little Elk

Eldon Little Elk

Eldon Little Elk apologizes to the family of Andrew Stoll as he appears Wednesday with attorney Steven Scott at his sentencing in the stomping death of Stoll.

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Nicole Hutchinson appears at her sentencing hearing

Nicole Hutchinson appears at her sentencing hearing

Nicole Hutchinson appears at her sentencing hearing Monday.

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Jeff Guy murder sentencing

Jeff Guy murder sentencing

Scott Maxson's mother Sharon Bonilla addresses the court at the sentencing of her son's killer Jeff Guy.

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