Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Murphy pleads guilty

An article in todays Great Falls Tribune reports that Nate Murphy pleaded guilty Monday to the state charges of fossil theft. Sentancing will be held May 27th.  

"Murphy, 51, was set to go to trial on March 18 but instead pleaded guilty in Phillips County District Court in Malta to felony theft....Separate federal charges of stealing fossils from Bureau of Land Management property are pending....Kevin O'Brien, spokesman for the Attorney General's office, which is prosecuting the case, said Monday that for now the raptor remains in the state's custody as evidence."

Read the rest of the article here

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Where is Dino Russ with his insightful comments on this matter, when we need him most?
Perhaps away digging fossil turtles, again?