Al Avignone

Colorado Man Gets 80 Years In Teacher's Oil-Patch KillingA Colorado man faces sentencing Monday in the killing of a Montana math teacher in a case that has emerged as a chilling example of the social changes accompanying an oil boom sweeping the Northern Plains.
Oil Patch Murder Defendant To Be Sentenced Dec. 15A Colorado man who pleaded guilty in the killing of a teacher in the Northern Plains' oil patch faces sentencing on Dec. 15 in Montana.
Colorado Man Pleads Guilty To Oil Patch MurderA Colorado man pleaded guilty Wednesday to the murder of a Montana teacher in an oil boom town where residents say their lives were forever altered by the crime.
Suspect From Colorado Plans To Plead Guilty In Oil Patch Killing
Court: Oil-Patch Murder Suspect From Colorado Competent The Montana Supreme Court has denied a Colorado man's petition to be declared unfit to stand trial in the murder of a high school teacher in the Bakken oil patch.
Oil-Patch Killing Suspect From Colorado Called Fit For TrialAttorneys for the Montana Department of Justice asked the state Supreme Court on Wednesday to reject a Colorado man's petition to be declared unfit to stand trial in the oil-patch murder of a high school math teacher.
Oil Patch Killing Suspect Appeals To Supreme CourtA mentally disabled Colorado man accused of killing a Montana teacher is asking the state Supreme Court to reverse a lower judge's ruling that he is fit to stand trial.
Prosecutors Won't Seek Death In Oil Patch KillingProsecutors have dropped their pursuit of the death penalty for a Colorado man suspected of killing a teacher in eastern Montana's oil patch, according to court documents filed Tuesday.
Colorado Man Returns To Jail After Mental Evaluation In Teacher's Killing A Colorado man charged with killing an eastern Montana teacher has been returned to jail following a lengthy evaluation to see if he's fit for trial.
After Teacher's Death, Suspect's Trial In DoubtHundreds of people helped search for Sherry Arnold and calls for frontier-style justice greeted the arrest of the man accused of killing her.
Attorneys: Colorado Man Unfit For Homicide Trial In MontanaAttorneys 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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