HELENA, Mont. (AP) - The chief justice of the Montana Supreme Court says he and other justices should not have to publicly disclose their personal financial interests. Mike McGrath says justices already follow a strict code. He was responding to a new report by the Center for Public Integrity that says Montana is one of three states that don't require their supreme court justices to disclose personal financial interests.
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - A Lake County man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted deliberate homicide after a stabbing in Ronan. The Lake County sheriff's office says the man was jailed without bond after being treated for serious injuries inflicted by the victim. Police say the male victim underwent emergency surgery for life-threatening injuries.
SIDNEY, Mont. (AP) - A jury of experts is evaluating whether a suspect in the killing of a high school teacher in rural Montana should be declared unfit for trial. The Colorado man's attorneys say he has intellectual disabilities dating to his elementary school days. Hundreds of people helped search for Sherry Arnold before her remains were found last year.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) - A federal judge has ruled that a man convicted of murder and kidnapping two northern Idaho children in 2005 was mentally fit when he waived the right to appeal his death sentence. Joseph Edward Duncan III was convicted of killing several members of a family in 2005 so he could kidnap the family's two youngest children. He was sentenced to death for torturing both kids in Montana for weeks before killing one of them.
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