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Billings man tells judge 'I'm not crazy', gets 10 years

Billings man tells judge 'I'm not crazy', gets 10 years

A Billings man who told a judge he broke into the home of his former daughter-in-law because he had a premonition that his grandsons were in danger was sentenced Friday to 10 years at Montana State Prison.

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Assistant Attorney General Brant Light

Assistant Attorney General Brant Light

Assistant Attorney General Brant Light questions Walter Larson Jr. on Monday in Dawson County District Court. Larson testified at his trial for the 2008 murder of his ex-wife, Susan Casey, telling jurors that he did not kill the mother of his two children.

April 01, 2013 11:48 am
Walter Larson Jr. testifies

Walter Larson Jr. testifies

Walter Larson Jr. testifies Monday in Dawson County District Court, where he was on trial for the 2008 murder of his ex-wife, Susan Casey. Monday night, the jury returned guilty verdicts against him.

April 01, 2013 11:48 am
Ted Casey

Ted Casey

Ted Casey, who was married to Susan Casey at the time she went missing in 2008, was among witnesses called Friday at the murder trial of Walter Larson Jr. Ted Casey gave a detailed account of his activities during the time that Susan Casey disappeared. Larson's defense attorney told jurors e…

March 29, 2013 4:10 pm
Walter Larson Jr.

Walter Larson Jr.

Walter Larson Jr. appears in court Thursday at his trial in the 2008 killing of his ex-wife, Susan Casey.

March 28, 2013 1:54 pm
Shawn Finnegan

Shawn Finnegan

Billings Police Sgt. Shawn Finnegan shows a District Court jury in Glendive a sweatshirt taken from Walter Larson Jr.'s apartment in Billings the day his ex-wife was reported missing. Finnegan and other Billings officers were asked by Glendive police to speak with Larson about Susan Casey's …

March 28, 2013 1:54 pm
Dawson County District Judge Richard Simonton

Dawson County District Judge Richard Simonton

Dawson County District Judge Richard Simonton, left, speaks with attorneys Thursday at the Walter Larson Jr. murder trial.

March 28, 2013 1:25 pm
Wally Peter testifies

Wally Peter testifies

Former Dawson County Undersheriff Wally Peter is questioned Wednesday by defense attorney J. Thomas Bartleson as Walter Larson Jr. looks on duing the third day of Larson's trial for the 2008 murder of his ex-wife.

March 27, 2013 6:36 pm
Deputy Ross Canen

Deputy Ross Canen

Deputy Ross Canen of the Dawson County Sheriff's Office shows jurors Wednesday a list of cellphone calls made by Walter Larson to Susan Casey in the hours before she disappeared on April 12, 2008. The records show Larson made 30 attempts to reach Casey between midnight and 5:45 a.m. Canen sa…

March 27, 2013 1:19 pm
Walter Larson and Randi Hood

Walter Larson and Randi Hood

Walter Larson and one of his defense attorneys, Randi Hood, enter the Dawson County Courthouse on Tuesday.

March 26, 2013 12:13 pm
Walter Larson in court

Walter Larson in court

Walter Larson sits in court Tuesday for opening arguments.

March 26, 2013 12:09 pm
Plea deal reached in downtown motel attack

Plea deal reached in downtown motel attack

A 32-year-old man who kicked in the door of a downtown motel room and attacked a woman until another guest intervened made conditional admissions Tuesday in District Court.

March 05, 2013 2:18 pm Related Loading…
Officials introduce new program aimed at reducing child abuse

Officials introduce new program aimed at reducing child abuse

Montana children at risk of abuse and neglect are getting some new help.

April 26, 2012 5:15 pm Related Loading…
Supreme Court upholds conviction of Billings man for assault on officers

Supreme Court upholds conviction of Billings man for assault on officers

The Montana Supreme Court has upheld the conviction of a Billings man who said his assault charges should be dismissed because police officers didn't see the loaded shotgun in his hand until he dropped the weapon.

March 28, 2012 4:32 pmLoading…
Couple charged with kidnapping, robbery

Couple charged with kidnapping, robbery

A couple with ties to Texas and Wyoming were charged Friday with abducting a man from a Billings motel at gunpoint.

February 24, 2012 5:12 pm Photos

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Prosecutors: Sisters were stabbed to death

Prosecutors: Sisters were stabbed to death

Billings sisters Rose and Daisy Edwards were stabbed to death inside their apartment, prosecutors say in charging documents filed Wednesday.

February 01, 2012 2:50 pm Photos

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First of 5 teens accused of vandalism spree appears in court

First of 5 teens accused of vandalism spree appears in court

A 15-year-old Billings boy accused with four other teens of causing tens of thousands of dollars in damage during a holiday vandalism spree appeared Tuesday in Youth Court.

January 25, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Man gets prison for downtown motel assault

Man gets prison for downtown motel assault

A man who participated in an attack on a fellow transient in a downtown motel room was sentenced Monday to 10 years at Montana State Prison.

January 23, 2012 5:10 pmLoading…
Billings man admits charges in kidnapping, torture case

Billings man admits charges in kidnapping, torture case

A man accused of kidnapping, torturing and beating his girlfriend for several days has struck a deal with prosecutors.

January 20, 2012 2:10 pmLoading…

Former BPD employee charged with embezzlement

A former Billings Police Department employee has been charged with embezzling more than $26,000 with a city-issued credit card.

January 19, 2012 5:00 pmLoading…
Woman denies knife assault charges

Woman denies knife assault charges

A Billings woman accused of attacking her husband and a police officer with a knife denied felony charges Friday in District Court.

January 13, 2012 1:38 pmLoading…
Billings man facing federal fraud charges

Billings man facing federal fraud charges

A Billings man serving a suspended state prison sentence for impersonating a lawyer is facing federal charges that he created a fake “billion-dollar” outfitting business to fleece investors.

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Man sentenced for robbery, charged with new crime

A man who tried to rob a Billings pharmacy wearing green face paint and a baby bib was sentenced Thursday after denying a new felony charge.

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Man charged for crash into West End Walmart

Man charged for crash into West End Walmart

A man accused of driving drunk through the parking lot of the West End Walmart and crashing into the building after passing out behind the wheel was ordered held on $75,000 bond Wednesday.

January 11, 2012 5:30 pm Related Loading…
Red Lodge man admits assault on wife

Red Lodge man admits assault on wife

A Red Lodge man has admitted to a felony charge of aggravated assault for an attack on his wife.

January 11, 2012 2:36 pmLoading…
Man admits to charge for death of young grandson

Man admits to charge for death of young grandson

A man charged in the death of his 4-year-old grandson in a crash on Highway 212 has pleaded guilty.

January 11, 2012 1:30 pmLoading…
Plea deal reached during jury selection at Billings motel beating trial

Plea deal reached during jury selection at Billings motel beating trial

Joseph Allen "Flip" Wilson struck a deal with prosecutors Tuesday morning while jurors were being picked for his trial on charges of participating in the beating of a man at a downtown motel.

January 10, 2012 1:13 pm Photos

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Trial begins in downtown Billings motel beating case

Trial begins in downtown Billings motel beating case

The trial of a man accused of taking part in the beating of another man at a downtown motel began with jury selection Tuesday morning in District Court.

January 10, 2012 9:15 am Photos

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Billings man charged for fatal December crash

Billings man charged for fatal December crash

A Billings man accused of running away from a fatal one-vehicle crash in early December has been charged with negligent homicide.

January 09, 2012 1:12 pmLoading…
Billings man changes plea in assault against infant

Billings man changes plea in assault against infant

A Billings man accused of assaulting his 5-week-old son pleaded no-contest to a felony charge Friday in District Court.

January 06, 2012 2:02 pmLoading…

Suspected motel gunman charged with drug offense

A man suspected in a Christmas Day shooting at a Billings motel appeared Thursday in District Court on an unrelated felony drug charge.

January 05, 2012 4:30 pmLoading…
Yellowstone County man charged with insurance fraud

Yellowstone County man charged with insurance fraud

A Yellowstone County man awaiting trial on felony tampering and other charges has been charged with new offenses alleging that he tried to collect more than $100,000 from an insurance company by claiming that vandals plugged the sinks at his house.

January 04, 2012 5:00 pmLoading…
Vandalism spree slows; reward offered

Vandalism spree slows; reward offered

The vandalism spree that began the day after Christmas and left shattered glass in streets and driveways all over Billings has slowed, but police were still tallying up the damage Wednesday.

January 04, 2012 2:21 pm Related Loading…

Man accused of rape, assault against wife

A Billings man has been charged with three felony sex offenses and other crimes for an attack on his wife.

January 03, 2012 4:53 pmLoading…
Poaching case against wealthy Florida man awaits rulings by 2 judges

Poaching case against wealthy Florida man awaits rulings by 2 judges

The criminal case against a wealthy Florida business man accused of violating Montana hunting laws has stalled while two judges decide whether the charges should be dismissed.

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Billings man alleges sexual abuse by mental health center employee

A Billings man has filed a lawsuit against a mental health center, alleging he was sexually abused as teenager by a female counselor.

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Shooting victim charged with felony drug offense

Shooting victim charged with felony drug offense

A woman who was shot in the arm on Christmas Day has been charged with a felony drug offense.

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Receipts show more than $20K in questioned purchases by former city employee

Credit card receipts released by the city of Billings show a former employee spent thousands of dollars at several area retail stores before raising the suspicion of her superiors.

December 29, 2011 5:00 pmLoading…

Homeless man charged with Christmas Eve burglary

A 57-year-old homeless man told police he tried to steal money from a downtown Billings business on Christmas Eve morning because he was hungry and wanted to a place to stay for the night.

December 27, 2011 4:12 pmLoading…
Hardin man charged for fatal crash

Hardin man charged for fatal crash

A Hardin man accused of causing a fatal one-vehicle crash while fleeing police has been charged with vehicular homicide.

December 22, 2011 2:20 pmLoading…
Billings man to take case against city to state Supreme Court

Billings man to take case against city to state Supreme Court

A Billings man whose lawsuit against the city was dismissed is taking his case to the Montana Supreme Court.

December 20, 2011 2:28 pmLoading…

Lockwood man accused of beating children

Bond was set at $75,000 Monday in Justice Court for a Lockwood man accused of beating his young son and daughter.

December 19, 2011 4:53 pmLoading…

Man admits attempt to steal store computers

A Billings man whose attempt to steal computers from a retail store and was thwarted by an employee who was fired for the incident admitted to charges Monday in District Court.

December 19, 2011 2:46 pmLoading…
Huntley Project school arsonist accused of probation violations

Huntley Project school arsonist accused of probation violations

A Billings man serving a suspended sentence for the 2008 arson fire that destroyed Huntley Project High School is back in jail on alleged probation violations.

December 15, 2011 4:56 pmLoading…
Billings man awaiting DUI trial denies new DUI charge

Billings man awaiting DUI trial denies new DUI charge

Bond was set at $50,000 Friday for a Billings man facing what prosecutors said is his seventh drunken-driving offense.

December 09, 2011 3:13 pmLoading…
Questioned purchases by former Police Department employee date to 2006

Questioned purchases by former Police Department employee date to 2006

A former Billings Police Department employee was questioned about nearly 40 purchases she made with a city-issued credit card dating back more than four years before she was placed on paid leave.

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Judge denies city motion to withhold police document

A judge has denied a motion by the city of Billings to withhold an internal police document ordered released two weeks ago by the Montana Supreme Court.

December 07, 2011 1:00 pmLoading…

City asks judge to withhold internal police document

An attorney for the city of Billings filed a motion Tuesday asking a District Court judge to withhold an internal Police Department document that the Montana Supreme Court ordered released two weeks ago.

December 06, 2011 4:57 pmLoading…
Fatal crash suspect appears in court

Fatal crash suspect appears in court

A man arrested following a weekend fatal crash appeared Monday in Justice Court for an alleged probation violation.

December 05, 2011 4:01 pmLoading…

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