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Court throws out Demontiney verdictRocky Boy man is ordered freed, wont be tried again


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Court throws out Demontiney verdict

Rocky Boy man is ordered freed, wont be tried again

A man convicted of killing his cousin at the Holiday Village Shopping Center nearly two years ago has been released from custody, after the Montana Supreme Court reversed the conviction.

Lionel Demontiney had been under house arrest while his conviction on a charge of deliberate homicide on June 1, 2001, was appealed.

The Supreme Court agreed Thursday with Demontiney's attorney that District Court Judge John Warner had given incorrect jury instructions at the end of the trial, which ended up with a flawe...

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