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An Arlee man who two months ago pleaded guilty to two March 2019 shootings will undergo a mental fitness evaluation after claiming he did not understand proceedings leading up to his guilty plea.

A Seeley Lake man was sentenced to the state prison on Thursday for raping and sexually abusing an underage girl repeatedly in 2018. 

The man police say shot his own car multiple times with a rifle on East Beckwith Avenue last week has been charged with two felonies.

The 19-year-old convicted last month in the double homicide at a downtown Missoula motel in 2018 pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to threatening two inmates who testified against him at trial. 

James Edwin Lewis was charged with sexual abuse of children in Missoula County District Court, a felony carrying a potential punishment of life in state prison and a $10,000 fine if convicted.

Preston Rossbach was charged April 2 with one count of felony tampering with witnesses or informants after allegedly smearing threatening messages in a holding cell where other inmates testifying against him were held during his trial.

The Montana Supreme Court on Tuesday reversed a Missoula District Court Judge's decision to close a Missoulian court case seeking the body-worn camera footage of a former Missoula County Sheriff's deputy once charged with attacking a man in handcuffs.

A jury took a double homicide case into deliberates shortly after noon on Friday, after two weeks of testimony and Friday's closing arguments in Missoula County District Court. 

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