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Pioneering basketball star Deb Prevost aims to pay it forward for Sidney

Pioneering basketball star Deb Prevost aims to pay it forward for Sidney

Grief? Let Deb Prevost tell you about grief.

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Prosecutors: Statements in Bakken murder voluntary

Prosecutors: Statements in Bakken murder voluntary

BILLINGS — Prosecutors in eastern Montana asked a state judge Wednesday to deny a defense request to suppress an alleged confession by the suspect in a high-profile murder case.

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Prosecutors: Statements in Sherry Arnold murder were voluntary

Prosecutors: Statements in Sherry Arnold murder were voluntary

BILLINGS — Prosecutors in eastern Montana asked a state judge Wednesday to deny a defense request to suppress an alleged confession by the suspect in a high-profile murder case.

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Judge asked to toss statements in Sherry Arnold murder

Judge asked to toss statements in Sherry Arnold murder

A Montana judge will decide whether a suspect's alleged confession to his involvement in the slaying of a woman jogging through her town in the Bakken oil patch should be suppressed because the defendant is mentally disabled.

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Man accused of killing Sidney teacher wants competency ruling reversed

Man accused of killing Sidney teacher wants competency ruling reversed

HELENA — A mentally disabled Colorado man accused of killing a Montana teacher and burying her body is asking the state Supreme Court to reverse a judge's ruling that he is fit to stand trial.

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Prosecutors won't seek death penalty in Sidney teacher's killing

Prosecutors won't seek death penalty in Sidney teacher's killing

Prosecutors ended their pursuit of the death penalty for a Colorado man who experts said was mentally disabled after he was charged in the killing of a teacher in Montana's oil patch, according to court documents filed Tuesday.

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Judge: Defendant in Sidney teacher's murder fit for trial

Judge: Defendant in Sidney teacher's murder fit for trial

A mentally disabled Colorado man is fit to stand trial in the killing of a Montana teacher who disappeared after going out for a morning jog, according to a Friday ruling from a state judge in a case that has highlighted the social changes brought by an oil boom sweeping the Northern Plains.

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Sidney teacher's murder case hinges on mental disability

Sidney teacher's murder case hinges on mental disability

SIDNEY — Sharply divergent images of a Colorado man charged with killing a Montana teacher during a random abduction attempt emerged during a hearing Tuesday to determine whether the suspect is fit for trial.

March 25, 2014 10:15 am Photos

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Michael Spell hearing

Michael Spell hearing

Defense attorney Al Avignone, left, questions psychologist Greg Olley during testimony Monday in Sidney on whether a Colorado man should stand trial in the 2012 killing of a Montana teacher. Olley testified that 24-year-old defendant Michael Keith Spell has an intelligence level comparable t…

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2 defense experts say suspect in teacher's murder unfit for trial

2 defense experts say suspect in teacher's murder unfit for trial

SIDNEY — Defense experts testified Monday that a Colorado man is unfit for trial in the murder of a Montana teacher because he is prone to distort the past and displays the intelligence of an 11-year-old, leaving him unable to understand the case against him.

March 24, 2014 4:55 pm Photos

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Defense expert: Suspect in teacher's murder has mental capacity of 11-year-old

Defense expert: Suspect in teacher's murder has mental capacity of 11-year-old

SIDNEY — A defense expert testified Monday that a Colorado man is unfit for trial in the murder of a Montana teacher because he is easily confused and displays the intelligence of an 11-year-old, leaving him unable to understand the case against him.

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Defense: Suspect in Sidney teacher's murder diagnosed as disabled

Defense: Suspect in Sidney teacher's murder diagnosed as disabled

A Colorado man charged in the murder of an eastern Montana teacher was diagnosed with mental disability following a recent evaluation at Montana State Hospital, according to court documents filed Thursday by defense attorneys.

March 20, 2014 3:31 pm Photos

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Competency hearing scheduled in Sherry Arnold case

Competency hearing scheduled in Sherry Arnold case

A Montana judge has scheduled a two-day competency hearing to determine if a Colorado man charged with killing a high school teacher is fit for trial.

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Incompetency ruling sought in Sherry Arnold murder

Incompetency ruling sought in Sherry Arnold murder

Attorneys for a Colorado man charged with killing a Sidney High teacher are asking a judge to declare the defendant incompetent to stand trial.

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Community still healing from teacher's slaying; suspect awaits evaluation

Community still healing from teacher's slaying; suspect awaits evaluation

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…

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Sidney teacher murder trial delayed for competency tests

Sidney teacher murder trial delayed for competency tests

A state judge has delayed a January trial in the killing of an eastern Montana teacher after state health officials requested more time to conduct a competency evaluation on the defendant.

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Montana judge orders mental exam for suspect in teacher slaying

Montana judge orders mental exam for suspect in teacher slaying

A state judge on Monday ordered a Colorado man charged with killing an Eastern Montana teacher to be committed to a state mental institution for examination.

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Attorneys: Man unfit for Arnold homicide trial in Montana

Attorneys: Man unfit for Arnold homicide trial in Montana

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.

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Judge moves Sherry Arnold homicide trial to Glendive

Judge moves Sherry Arnold homicide trial to Glendive

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.

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