Terrific Falls’ to start with murder trial because the COVID-19 pandemic arrived to Montana started Monday with jury selection and opening statements.

Stanley Isaac Lebeau, 54, was at first scheduled to go to trial on March 23, 2020, but his demo was postponed following the first case of COVID-19 in the condition was verified March 11 and Montana before long after entered a state of unexpected emergency. 

Lebeau was accused in May well 2017 of deliberate homicide for allegedly killing Tasha Hurry and leaving her physique in a bathtub at the Airway Motel in Great Falls.

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The Tribune earlier recognized the sufferer as Tasha Roberts, but Cascade County Legal professional Josh Racki explained she made use of equally very last names. Racki will refer to her as “Hurry” through the trial, so that is the identify the Tribune will use in buy to estimate the testimony accurately.