By Tim Leeds 

Shepherd sentenced to 30 years for vehicular homicide


Robert Shepherd will spend the next 30 years in prison for killing another man while driving drunk at 105 mph north of Havre.

Shepherd told the court before he was sentenced today that he is not asking for forgiveness.

"I wish it was me," he told the family of Joel Bell, who died at the scene of the Sept. 9, 2009, crash.

"I wish I could take it back. I will live with this the rest of my life," Shepherd added.

Shepherd pleaded no contest to the charge of vehicular homicide while under the influence of alcohol.

Following the recommendations of Probation and Parole Officer Holly Matkin, w...

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