By Tristan 

Attorney: Police missed chances to stop murders


KALISPELL (AP) — The defense attorney for a 35-year-old man who killed his ex-girlfriend and her teenage daughter has called for an examination of law enforcement policies and procedures when it comes to dealing with domestic threats and disputes.

Senior Public Defender Noel Larrivee said his investigation of the shooting deaths on Christmas Day 2010 found lapses in judgment, missed opportunities and poor communication between law enforcement agencies leading up to the killings just east of Kalispell.

"The number of missed opportunities that existed to derail this train boggles the mind...

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