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.
HELENA -- A Helena jury found Jill M. Lotter guilty Monday of attempting to kill her husband with a hammer. Following closing arguments this morning, the jury started deliberations at 12:20 p.m. Deliberations lasted about five hours. Lotter was found guilty for attempted deliberate homicid…
BASIN, Wyo. — A former Big Horn County employee is scheduled to appear for a probable cause hearing in Circuit Court next month where she could face felony charges of larceny.
Kristen Kramer cried in District Court on Tuesday as she again listened to her father explain that her boyfriend was killed when ejected from the pickup truck she rolled after a night of drinking with friends last year.
GREAT FALLS — A trial is under way in Fort Benton for a man charged with killing his girlfriend on Thanksgiving Day 2009 before turning the gun on himself.