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.
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.
WILLISTON, N.D. — The trial for a man charged with murder in the shooting death of a Williston rancher is set to begin Tuesday in the Ward County Courthouse in Minot.
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.
A federal jury in Billings last week acquitted an Oregon man accused of sexually abusing a teenager on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation.
She said he raped her. He said the sex was consensual. After about seven hours of deliberation Wednesday, a 12-person jury was unable to agree on who to believe, leading to a mistrial.
A Hyundai spokesman promised an immediate appeal Wednesday, after jurors in Lake County said a manufacturing defect cost two Missoula teens their lives in a head-on crash and awarded their families $248 million in compensatory and punitive damages.
POLSON – A Lake County jury ruled Tuesday that a defect in a 2005 Hyundai Tiburon caused the fatal crash that killed two Missoula cousins on Fourth of July weekend 2011 – and that the manufacturer acted with “actual malice.”
POLSON – Did two Missoula teenagers die because Hyundai Motors ignored problems with the steering knuckles installed in its vehicles in order to save itself the $2 billion it would have cost to recall and replace them?
POLSON – The subject of steering knuckles rarely came up Tuesday as testimony began in a trial in which a Missoula family accuses Hyundai of being at fault for a 2011 crash on U.S. Highway 93 that killed three people, including cousins Trevor and Tanner Olson.
BUTTE — After prosecutors finished their case against Tisha Ann Brunell Thursday, her attorneys asked the judge to acquit the former nurse on all charges.
GREAT FALLS — A trial is underway in Great Falls in the case of a woman charged with shaking her 6-month-old daughter, causing fatal injuries.
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday sided with a Wyoming property owner in a dispute over a bicycle trail that follows the route of an abandoned railroad, a decision that could force the government to pay hundreds of millions of dollars to compensate landowners.
Hardin resident John Harold Holds III changed his mind about admitting he fatally stabbed a St. Xavier man last fall and told a federal judge Tuesday that he wants to go to trial on murder charges.
The trial of accused serial rapist Toby Eugene Griego has been postponed until April.
MISSOULA — Testimony resumed Wednesday morning in the Jordan Linn Graham murder trial, with the Flathead County deputy coroner saying he found neither a wedding ring nor car keys on the body of Graham's husband.
Lawyers make opening statements in Jeffery Todd Guy's murder trial.
HELENA — More than 100 jurors packed a Helena courtroom Monday morning in the trial of Michelle Coller Gable, charged with the October 2011 shooting deaths of her estranged husband and another woman.
BUTTE — One juror’s misconduct has caused the verdict in a nearly month-long trial against the former Montana Power Co. to be thrown out and a new trial granted.