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Diren Dede's host parents express relief at guilty verdict

Diren Dede's host parents express relief at guilty verdict

MISSOULA — Kate Walker and Randy Smith, the Missoula couple who hosted 17-year-old foreign exchange student Diren Dede in their home until he was gunned down in a garage just down the street, expressed relief in the wake of Wednesday’s verdict.

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Montana student exchange program carries on despite Dede's death

Montana student exchange program carries on despite Dede's death

MISSOULA — The killing in Missoula of Diren Dede is on the radar of exchange programs in Montana and the foreign students they would court.

December 17, 2014 6:36 am Photos

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Turkish UM student translates criminal proceedings for Diren Dede's parents

Turkish UM student translates criminal proceedings for Diren Dede's parents

A young University of Montana student has found himself volunteering countless hours of his time helping the parents of Diren Dede understand – in the most literal sense of the word – the trial of the man accused of murdering their son.

December 16, 2014 7:44 am Related

Coroner's inquest: Ravalli County deputy justified in fatal shooting of Hamilton man

HAMILTON — A coroner's jury today found that Ravalli County Sheriff's Deputy Tod Wofford was justified in the shooting death of Lonnie Gene Roberts.

December 15, 2014 3:40 pm
Defense's expert witness paid $44K, says he wouldn't have charged Kaarma

Defense's expert witness paid $44K, says he wouldn't have charged Kaarma

MISSOULA — Prosecutors in Markus Kaarma's deliberate homicide trial on Friday attacked the defense's first expert witness, who received his doctorate from an unaccredited university that is now defunct and was paid $44,000 to investigate the case and testify.

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Missoula exchange student shooting

Missoula exchange student shooting

December 11, 2014 2:00 pm Photos

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Shooting reported in Belfield

BELFIELD, N.D. — The North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation is investigating a shooting in Belfield that occurred Wednesday.

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Ecuadorian student: Lots of Missoula teens were 'garage-hopping,' but no one expected to die

Ecuadorian student: Lots of Missoula teens were 'garage-hopping,' but no one expected to die

MISSOULA — The trial of the Missoula man accused of murdering a German exchange student resumed Tuesday morning with the testimony of Robby Pazmino, the Ecuadorian student who was with Diren Dede the night he died.

December 09, 2014 1:50 pm Video Photos

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State medical examiner: Dede was moving away from door when fatally shot

State medical examiner: Dede was moving away from door when fatally shot

German exchange student Diren Dede was mortally wounded as he moved away from a door between the garage and kitchen at Markus Kaarma's Grant Creek home, the state medical examiner testified Monday.

December 09, 2014 7:30 am Video Photos

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Pharmacist shoots would-be robber brandishing toy gun

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A Cheyenne pharmacist shot a would-be robber in the chest Saturday after he brandished a toy gun and demanded narcotics.

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Kaarma's partner changes story, says teen didn't plead for life before fatal shooting

Kaarma's partner changes story, says teen didn't plead for life before fatal shooting

MISSOULA — A German teenager did not plead for his life in the seconds before he was shot to death in a Grant Creek garage, the Missoula woman who shared the home with shooter Markus Kaarma told jurors Friday.

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Judge orders 5-year commitment for man shot by deputy in high-speed chase

Judge orders 5-year commitment for man shot by deputy in high-speed chase

A Billings judge ordered a partially suspended 10-year sentence for a 20-year-old man involved in two high-speed chases in February, one of which ended with the man crashing a stolen pickup after being shot in the hand by a deputy.

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Havre man arrested after car window shot; driver was nearly hit

HAVRE — A 46-year-old Havre man is charged with attempted deliberate homicide after a shot was fired at the rear window of a car, narrowly missing the driver.

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Defense attorneys contend slain exchange student was part of teenage burglary ring

Defense attorneys contend slain exchange student was part of teenage burglary ring

MISSOULA — The wrangling between prosecutors and defense attorneys representing Markus Kaarma became increasingly contentious Tuesday afternoon, as they waded through multiple motions and hashed out what would be admissible during the Missoula man's upcoming trial.

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Homicide trial in January Lockwood shooting to begin Monday

Homicide trial in January Lockwood shooting to begin Monday

In the early hours of Jan. 3, Martin Jon Pond Jr. is accused of shooting 52-year-old Allen Douglas Alderman to death outside a Lockwood trailer home.

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Woman who shot former tenant appeals conviction

BOZEMAN — A Bozeman woman who is serving a 100-year prison sentence for breaking into a former tenant's house and shooting him has appealed her convictions to the Montana Supreme Court.

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Watford City shooting investigation leads to drug charges

WATFORD CITY, N.D. — An investigation into a weekend shooting has led to four people being arrested on drugs charges, including the woman accused of shooting a man in the face.

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Woman arrested in weekend Watford City shooting

WATFORD CITY, N.D. — Authorities are investigating a weekend shooting in Watford City that sent a man to the hospital for emergency surgery.

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Coroner's inquest panel deliberates on strip-club shooting death

Coroner's inquest panel deliberates on strip-club shooting death

MISSOULA — A coroner's inquest jury is deliberating whether to file charges against Michael Gordon, who fatally shot an unarmed Louisiana man in the parking lot of a Missoula strip club on Labor Day.

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Man pleads guilty to burglarizing Markus Kaarma's garage

Man pleads guilty to burglarizing Markus Kaarma's garage

MISSOULA — The 18-year-old accused of burglarizing Markus Kaarma's home in the days prior to the fatal shooting of another teenager in Kaarma's garage has pleaded guilty to a felony and a misdemeanor.

October 29, 2014 1:26 pm Related Loading…

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