Lester Van Waters Jr.
A man was sentenced to 100 years in prison Friday in a Montana teacher’s murder — a case that local officials say robbed the victim’s rural hometown of its innocence amid an oil boom that’s swept across the Northern Plains.
Attorneys 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.
A Montana judge will decide if a suspect’s alleged confession to his involvement in the slaying of a woman jogging through her town in the Bakken oil patch should be suppressed because the defendant is mentally disabled.
Prosecutors 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.
A mentally disabled Colorado man is fit to stand trial in the killing of a Montana teacher whose body was found in a shallow grave in North Dakota.
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.
Hundreds of people helped search for Sherry Arnold and calls for frontier-style justice greeted the arrest of the man accused of killing her.
A state judge on Thursday moved the trial of a Colorado man charged with killing a popular eastern Montana teacher after defense attorneys argued that he could not receive a fair hearing in her hometown.
A judge has scheduled a November hearing to decide whether a Colorado man charged with killing an eastern Montana teacher should be declared ineligible for the death penalty.
One of the men accused of killing an eastern Montana high school teacher has made a deal with prosecutors that would spare him the death penalty in exchange for testifying against his co-defendant.