There was so much news on the Cops and Courts front yesterday that we’re resorting to a roundup today.
Campus shooting was accidental: One University of Montana student was charged with misdemeanor negligent assault after accidentally shooting another in the hand. Today’s story looks at the shooting itself and the university’s response.
Michael Claude Urziceanu remained true to colorful form yesterday when he appeared in person, as requested, in Missoula County Justice Court.
Bonjour!” he greeted Missoula County Justice of the Peace Karen Orzech. “Ca va?”
And, immediately after inquiring how things were going, he asked – this time in English – “Where’s my attorney?”
Court hearings – especially initial appearances – are usually pretty dry. Not so yesterday in Missoula County Justice Court, when a couple of accused marijuana growers got into a spat about the plants in question. As the Missoulian’s Jamie Kelly tells it:
Andrew Allestad scarcely got a word out in court Monday afternoon [...]