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Photo Gallery: 4/20 At Civic Center Park

Lester Van Waters Jr.

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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.

01/17/2014

Lester Vann Waters Jr. and Michael Keith Spell (credit: Williams County Sheriff's Department)

After Teacher’s Death, Suspect’s Trial In Doubt

Hundreds of people helped search for Sherry Arnold and calls for frontier-style justice greeted the arrest of the man accused of killing her.

12/06/2013

Lester Vann Waters Jr. and Michael Keith Spell (credit: Williams County Sheriff's Department)

Montana Homicide Trial For Colorado Man Relocated

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.

10/25/2013

Lester Vann Waters Jr. and Michael Keith Spell (credit: Williams County Sheriff's Department)

Hearing Set On Death Penalty In Colorado Man’s Montana Murder Case

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.

09/27/2013

Lester Vann Waters Jr. and Michael Keith Spell (credit: Williams County Sheriff's Department)

Colorado Man Accused In Montana Teacher’s Death Cuts Deal

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.

08/13/2013

Lester Vann Waters Jr. and Michael Keith Spell (credit: Williams County Sheriff's Department)

Montana Teacher Murder Suspects In Court Tuesday

The 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.

05/10/2012

Lester Vann Waters Jr. and Michael Keith Spell (credit: Williams County Sheriff's Department)

Death Penalty Sought In Montana Teacher’s Killing

Prosecutors 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.

04/27/2012

Sherry Arnold (credit: Facebook)

Montana Teacher’s Body Likely Found In North Dakota

Authorities said Wednesday they believe a body found outside Williston, N.D., is that of a missing Sidney, Mont., high school math teacher who disappeared Jan. 7 during a morning run.

03/21/2012

Lester Vann Waters Jr. and Michael Keith Spell (credit: Williams County Sheriff's Department)

Kidnapping Suspect Promised Work

Family and friends of one of the two suspects in a brutal Montana kidnapping described him as an illiterate young father who was eager for work when he fell under the sway of a convicted criminal promising lucrative employment in the Bakken oil fields.

02/29/2012