A western Montana man has been charged in the shooting death of a year-old boy after prosecutors said he set a trap in his garage to catch any would-be burglars because he was frustrated over recent thefts. Markus Kaarma, 29, of Missoula made an initial appearance in Justice Court on Monday but did not enter a plea to the count of felony deliberate homicide filed in the death of Diren Dede, an exchange student from Hamburg, Germany. Court records said Kaarma and his wife, Janelle Pflager, had set up sensors outside the garage, a video monitoring system in the garage and left the garage door open. Early Sunday, the sensors went off, and Kaarma and Pflager looked at the video feed and saw that someone was in the garage. Kaarma went outside with his shotgun. He told investigators he heard a noise that sounded like metal on metal, and he was afraid the intruder would come out and hurt him.
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Say it out loud: Suicide is a public health crisis in the city of Missoula and the state of Montana. Already this year, 25 people have taken their lives in Missoula, slightly more than in previous years. Kendall and others thanked the Missoula City Council Monday night for supporting a budget increase that will bump her position to full time. The occasion was Suicide Prevention Week, but the effort is a round-the-clock, round-the-calendar one. No one talked about it, not even the thousands of surviving, grieving family members and friends.
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Post a Comment. Saturday, December 12, Missoula, MT: Missoula man stabbed to death; suspect charged with deliberate homicide in alleged crime of passion. Charles Ivan Branham Jr.