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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.
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.
Prosecutors: Statements In Colorado Man’s Murder Case VoluntaryProsecutors in eastern Montana are asking a state judge to deny a defense request to suppress the suspect's alleged confession in a high-profile murder case.
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.
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.
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.

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