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Gillette man charged with killing 2 


October 12, 2016

GILLETTE (AP) — A 37-year-old Gillette man is charged with killing two people, cutting up their bodies with a saw and storing them in his vehicle.

The Gillette News Record reports Michael Montano made his initial appearance in Circuit Court on Tuesday on two counts of second-degree murder in the deaths of 33-year-old Phillip Brewer and 38-year-old Jody Fortuna. Montano also is charged with two counts of mutilation of dead human bodies.

He did not enter a plea. His bail was set at $2.5 million cash. Prosecutors did not indicate a motive.


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