You may have heard about the Billings teen who could face charges for killing his best friend with an “heirloom” revolver after the friend tapped on his window in the dead of night. But what do you know of 10 dead bears, sheep eradicating ragweed, and a lawsuit over the Garden of Read’n Christian bookstore?
On April 14, Billings, Montana police officer Grant Morrison shot and killed a robbery suspect after the suspect failed to keep his hands visible during a traffic stop. Seconds later, a dashboard camera recorded Morrison breaking down in tears after finding out that the suspect—38-year-old Richard Ramirez—was unarmed.
Democratic Senator John Walsh announced today that he is dropping his bid for reelection in Montana amid allegations that he plagiarised a significant portion of his master's thesis at Army War College. The school is set to begin an investigation into the charges next week. In his announcement, Walsh said that accusations of plagiarism have "become a distraction."
The Montana Supreme Court has ordered a resentencing for the former high school teacher who served just one month after being convicted of raping a 14-year-old student. The rapist, who has been free since last fall, will receive a new sentence from a different judge in accordance with the state's sentencing guidelines.