“Such an order produces a conundrum, an insoluble problem.”
District Court Judge John Larson of Missoula after setting a Jan. 31 execution for double murderer Ronald Allen Smith (in Missoulian photo by Michael Gallacher, above) one day after a judge in Helena ordered Smith’s execution halted
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It looks as though a hearing to set an execution date for double murderer Ronald Allen Smith will still go on as planned tomorrow morning in Deer Lodge – even though a Helena judge yesterday issued a stay (that action is detailed in the Missoulian).
Smith shot Harvey Mad Man and Thomas Running [...]
The execution date for Ronald Allen Smith has yet to be set – that’s supposed to happen Wednesday – but Helena District Court Judge Jeffrey Sherlock has already stayed it.
Sherlock granted an injunction mid-afternoon today effectively stopping the execution of Smith, who shot cousins Harvey Mad Man and Thomas Running Rabbit near [...]
“He put my mom in a turmoil. He didn’t only kill my brother and my cousin, but he also killed my mother (of a broken heart) … and he didn’t have no remorse.”
Kevin Mad Man, brother of Harvey Mad Man and cousin of Thomas Running Rabbit, killed in 1982 by Ronald Allen [...]
Whew. One day out of Missoula (to cover closing arguments, and the eventual verdict, in a lawsuit stemming from the 2004 suicide of a 16-year-old at Spring Creek Lodge Academy for troubled youth near Thompson Falls) and all heck breaks loose on the cops and courts beat.
Frightened Horse (Eugene Delacroix)