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Man gets life for killing 2 who stopped to help him on road

 

August 10, 2017



BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A judge sentenced a 20-year-old man to life in prison Thursday for killing a couple who stopped to help him alongside a road on Montana's Crow Indian Reservation.

U.S. District Judge Susan Watters said Jesus Deniz Mendoza represented a lasting menace to society because of his inability to control the "demons" of mental illness and drug use that he blamed for the killings.

The sentencing comes days after the close-knit Crow reservation along the Montana-Wyoming border was again wracked by violence. Three people were killed and two others wounded by gunfire last week...



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