Man Gets 100-Year Term In Murder Of Teacher In Oil Boom TownA 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.
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.
Judge Asked To Toss Statement In Oil-Patch SlayingA 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 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.
Judge: Oil Patch Killing Suspect Fit For TrialA 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.
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.
Montana Homicide Trial For Colorado Man RelocatedA 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.
Hearing Set On Death Penalty In Colorado Man’s Montana Murder CaseA 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.
Colorado Man Accused In Montana Teacher's Death Cuts DealOne 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.
Montana Teacher Murder Suspects In Court TuesdayThe suspects in the killing of eastern Montana teacher Sherry Arnold are due in state court in Sidney Tuesday to face new murder charges filed by prosecutors who are seeking the death penalty.
Death Penalty Sought In Montana Teacher's KillingProsecutors on Friday filed murder charges and said they intend to seek the death penalty against two men accused of kidnapping a Montana teacher whose body was discovered after two months of searching.