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Michael Keith Spell (credit: Williams County Sheriff's Department)

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.

10/08/2014

Michael Keith Spell (credit: Williams County Sheriff's Department)

Prosecutors: Statements In Colorado Man’s Murder Case Voluntary

Prosecutors 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.

09/10/2014

Judge Asked To Toss Colorado Man’s Statements In Oil-Patch Murder

A judge will decide if statements made to FBI agents by a Colorado man accused of murder in Montana’s oil patch should be suppressed because the defendant is mentally disabled.

08/28/2014

Michael Keith Spell (credit: Williams County Sheriff's Department)

Oil Patch Killing Suspect Appeals To Supreme Court

A 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.

08/23/2014

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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)

Attorneys: Colorado Man Unfit For Homicide Trial In Montana

Attorneys 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.

11/02/2013

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

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Body Found In North Dakota Is Missing Teacher

Authorities have confirmed that a body found in North Dakota is that of a missing teacher from Montana. Two men from Colorado are suspected in her death.

03/22/2012

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

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