Ryan Lamb Murder Trial Moves Forward After Supreme Court Rejects Appeal

first_imgThe Montana Supreme Court has rejected an appeal by a Kalispell man accused of murder to review a lower court judge’s decision not to dismiss the case after declaring a mistrial.In June, 34-year-old Ryan Lamb stood trial for stabbing his boyfriend during a sexual act in 2018. After nine days of testimony and 13 hours of deliberation, the jury was unable to reach a verdict. Flathead County Judge Robert Allison declared a mistrial, setting the stage for a new trial in 2020.But soon after the trial, Lamb’s attorneys filed a motion to dismiss, arguing that having their client stand trial again would be a violation of the double jeopardy clause of the constitution. Judge Allison rejected that motion.In October, in what state prosecutors called an “extraordinary” move, Lamb’s defense team used a century-old statute called the writ of supervisory control to appeal the decision to the Montana Supreme Court.In the petition for writ of supervisory control filed on Sept. 16, public defender Greg Rapkoch argued that Judge Allison should have never declared a mistrial after just 13 hours of deliberation and because of that the subsequent motion to dismiss should have been approved.However, the Montana Supreme Court disagreed and on Nov. 19 ruled that Allison had acted properly when he declared a mistrial and rejected the motion to dismiss.“Because it properly declared a mistrial, the court is not proceeding under a mistake of law to proceed with Lamb’s retrial,” wrote Justice Laurie McKinnon.The decision clears the way for Lamb’s case to move forward. A pre-trial conference is scheduled for Dec. 11 in Flathead County District Court.Lamb was arrested after he stabbed and killed his partner, Ryan Nixon, 31, with scissors during a sexual encounter in August 2018 at their apartment in Kalispell. Lamb was charged with a single count of deliberate homicide. Prosecutors allege that Lamb enjoyed violent sex and the use of the scissors was part of that. But the defense argued that Lamb was acting in self-defense and that Nixon was an abusive partner.In an interview with the Beacon after the trial, one of the jurors said the group struggled with the prosecutor’s decision to charge Lamb with deliberate homicide instead of negligent homicide. Asked if she thought Lamb would have been convicted had the Flathead County Attorney’s Office charged him with negligent homicide, she said, “It would have been over in 15 minutes.”After the mistrial, the county attorney’s office filed an alternative charge of negligent homicide, which means a jury could acquit Lamb of the deliberate homicide charge and instead convict him of the lesser charge. Lamb has pleaded not guilty to the alternative negligent homicide charge.Lamb is currently out on bail. Email Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox.last_img read more

Starting lineup for Saturday’s Michigan NASCAR Cup Series race

first_img33Garrett Smithley53Rick Ware Racing 34Ty Dillon13Germain Racing 17Jimmie Johnson48Hendrick Motorsports 28James Davison51Petty Ware Raicng 35Ryan Preece37JTG Daugherty Racing 1Joey Logano22Team Penske 15Matt DiBenedetto21Wood Brothers Racing 25Quin Houff00StarCom Racing 7Kyle Busch18Joe Gibbs Racing 8Chase Elliott9Hendrick Motorsports 10Kurt Busch1Chip Ganassi Racing 38Timmy Hill66Motorsports Business Management 29Christopher Bell95Leavine Family Racing 12Martin Truex Jr.19Joe Gibbs Racing 13Ryan Newman6Roush Fenway Racing 14Tyler Reddick8Richard Childress Racing 5Brad Keselowski2Team Penske 11Ryan Blaney12Team Penske 6Alex Bowman88Hendrick Motorsports 4Aric Almirola10Stewart-Haas Racing 23Erik Jones20Joe Gibbs Racing 20Matt Kenseth42Chip Ganassi Racing 21Michael McDowell34Front Row Motorsports 3Kevin Harvick4Stewart-Haas Racing 37Daniel Suarez96Gaunt Brothers Racing 31John Hunter Nemechek38Front Row Motorsports 16Cole Custer41Stewart-Haas Racing 18Austin Dillon3Richard Childress Racing 27Brennan Poole15Premium Motorsports 19William Byron24Hendrick Motorsports 32Ricky Stenhouse Jr.47JTG Daugherty Racing 24Bubba Wallace43Richard Petty Motorsports 26JJ Yeley27Rick Ware Racing 30Reed Sorenson74Spire Motorsports 2Denny Hamlin11Joe Gibbs Racing 9Clint Bowyer14Stewart-Haas Racing Starting spotDriverCar #Team 36Corey LaJoie32Go Fas Racing The starting lineup for Saturday’s FireKeepers Casino 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway (4 p.m. ET on NBCSN/NBC Sports App, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) — the first of two races at the 2-mile track — has been set.Joey Logano will start from the pole position, while Denny Hamlin will start alongside him on the the front row for the 156-lap, 312-mile race.RELATED: Point standings after New Hampshire | Weekend schedule for MichiganThe lineup for the race was determined by a random draw, with NBC Sports announcing the results online. The parameters for the draw were as follows:Positions 1-12 determined by a random draw from charter teams in those positions in team owner pointsPositions 13-24: Random draw among charter teams in those positions in owner pointsPositions 25-36: Random draw among charter teams in those positions in owner pointsPositions 37-39: will be filled out by open, non-chartered teams in order of owner pointsStarting next week, a new lineup formula will be in effect.Here is a look at the full lineup: 22Chris Buescher17Roush Fenway Racing 39Joey Gase7Tommy Baldwin Racinglast_img read more

Judge Shows Hand On Duryea’s Settlement?

first_imgWhether or not the controversial stipulation of settlement between the Town of East Hampton and Duryea’s, owned by billionaire Marc Rowan, should be nullified will likely be determined by “the question of what town officials knew, and when they knew it,” according to New York State Supreme Court Justice James Reilly, in a three-page decision dated July 15. That decision was made public late on Friday, July 26.The settlement agreement for the Montauk property on Tuthill Road facing Fort Pond Bay was entered into in January by the town’s attorney at the time, Michael Sendlenski. He has since opened a private practice at the same street address at Rowan’s attorney on the matter, Michael Walsh, at 860 Montauk Highway in Water Mill.Sendlenski signed the agreement, dated January 24, both as town attorney and as its official representative as respondent. Besides Walsh’s signature, Rowan’s is on the document as well. It was in settlement of three article 78 lawsuits Rowan had launched against the town the year before, with a fourth being filed this year.According to Rowan, East Hampton Town Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc had encouraged him to press the lawsuits, saying it would provide “political cover” to allow a settlement to go forward.The settlement would allow Rowan to maintain a restaurant on the site and install a state-of-the-art septic system across Tuthill Road on a property Rowan owns that the town claims is zoned residential.“What town officials knew, and when they knew it” was put front and center by Reilly in his July 15 decision.The town claims that the settlement is null and void because the East Hampton Town Board never voted its approval. Reilly sees things differently. He writes that the appellate division of New York State, which supersedes the state’s Supreme Court, found, in a case out of Southampton over a decade ago, that “the town board may approve a settlement by its knowledge and actions.” He goes on to write “the respondent’s conduct is in issue regardless of whether or not the January 24, 2019 stipulation required a formal vote of the town board.”Rowan’s legal team had asked for a “detailed and comprehensive documentation in the form of communications between various members of the town government,” related to the case, Reilly wrote. On July 15, Reilly ordered both sides to proceed with the discovery process “in light of the need for a hearing on this matter.”While the communications between town board members regarding the settlement have not, as of yet, been made public, Van Scoyoc has made statements on the matter.On February 21, after details of the settlement were made public, Van Scoyoc and Councilman Jeffrey Bragman had a heated back and forth during a town board meeting, with Bragman criticizing the settlement. “Four of the five of us worked very hard on this,” Van Scoyoc responded, seemingly referring to himself and the other three members of the board, Sylvia Overby, Kathee Burke-Gonzalez, and David Lys.On March 11, Van Scoyoc told The Independent, regarding the stipulation, “Absent a settlement, the judge would have decided the fate of this property on the merits of the case. The town feels that the outstanding issues are resolved in a way that will bring the property in compliance with the town codes and policies. The settlement doesn’t grant any expansion of the use, and all future changes will have the full scrutiny of the planning board and the community through the special permit process. In addition, the settlement will result in better treatment of septic waste through the required installation of a low-nitrogen septic system.”On July 11, four days before Reilly released his decision, Gayle Pollack, one of the myriad attorneys working for Rowan on the case, made the now seemingly prescient announcement to the East Hampton Town Planning Board that the only discussion to be had regarding the future of Duryea’s would be based on the settlement, and the settlement alone.Reilly scheduled August 16 for a hearing, at which time the fate of the settlement could be decided.On June 20, the town board agreed to increase the potential payment to the law firm hired in April to help reverse the settlement, as well as handle all matters pertaining to Duryea’s, Sokoloff Stern, to $270,[email protected] Sharelast_img read more

Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin returns from injury scare, hockey sighs in relief

first_imgA Washington Capitals informal skate on Monday took a worrisome turn when superstar Alex Ovechkin appeared to sustain a scary-looking injury.According to reporters in attendance, the 33-year-old was participating in a scrimmage when he fell awkwardly and yelled out. He was helped off the ice by his teammates, not putting any weight on his left leg. Minutes later — literally, minutes later — Ovechkin made his way back out onto the ice and rejoined the scrimmage as if nothing happened.Ovechkin scare over. Here he is skating pic.twitter.com/zySTfV4lEs— Tom Gulitti (@TomGulittiNHL) September 9, 2019Following a conditioning skate, Ovechkin said he was fine and had also fallen off his bike the night before, as per NHL.com’s Tom Gulitti.Just checked with Ovechkin after he came off the ice. He’s says his leg is “okay”…which is better than his nose, chin and eyebrow, which he injured in a bicycle accident last night. “Shit happens,” he cracked. #Caps pic.twitter.com/yi4tiStDDt— Tarik El-Bashir (@Tarik_ElBashir) September 9, 2019The Russian winger is coming off a 51-goal season in which he won his eighth Rocket Richard trophy and hit 50 goals for the eighth time in his career. In 14 seasons, he’s registered 658 goals, the most among active NHL players and 13th-most in NHL history. With at least 42 goals this season, he could hit the 700-goal mark, and if he manages another 50-goal campaign, he could tie former Capitals winger Mike Gartner for seventh on the all-time goal list.​ Alex Ovechkin just went down during the #Caps’ informal skate and appeared to be in a lot discomfort. He was not putting any weight on his left leg as teammates helped him to the dressing room.— Tarik El-Bashir (@Tarik_ElBashir) September 9, 2019But as Ovechkin said famously in 2006, “Russian machine never breaks.”last_img read more

Connacht Senior Football Final 2016

first_imgCurrently Playing Another chance to hear our coverage of Galway’s historic win over Roscommon in the Connacht Senior Football Final.Your Commentary team is Ollie Turner, Frank Morris, Diarmuid Blake and Barry Cullinane. Forward 60 seconds Galway Bay FM Sport Connacht Senior Football Final 2016 Connacht Senior Football Final 2016 Forward 60 seconds Galway Bay FM Sport Connacht Senior Football Final 2016 更多 Galway Bay FM Sport Back 15 seconds Back 15 seconds https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/sports.podcast/CONNACHT+SENIOR+FOOTBALL+FINAL+2016.mp3print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img

Trade fair to boost SADC-China ties

first_imgRay Maota Leaders of the BRICS group: PrimeMinister Manmohan Singh of India,President Dmitry Medvedev of Russia;President Hu Jintao of China; Brazilianpresident Dilma Rousseff; and SouthAfrican president Jacob Zuma at theBRICS Summit in China as South Africawas formally inducted into the group.(Image: GCIS) Mining is one of the economic sectorswhich is set to flourish in the SADC regionas a result of the trade fair andinvestment forum to be held in May.(Image: MediaClubSouthAfrica.com. Formore free photos, visit the image library)MEDIA CONTACTS• Glenn HawesExpo-International: Communications+27 21 424 1801RELATED ARTICLES• South Africa at 2011 BRICS summit• SA-China trade ties to strengthen• Southern African Development Community• Trade show to boost India-SA tiesThe Southern African Development Community (SADC) is expecting its biggest ever investment of Chinese money in the region when representatives from China’s major industries travel to South Africa in May 2011 for a trade forum.The IMEXPO SADC-China Trade Fair and Investment Forum will be held at the MTN Expo Centre, in the south of Johannesburg, from 18 to 20 May.The forum will see many Chinese industrialists and investors coming to the country to liaise with their Southern African counterparts and evaluate trade and investment opportunities in the region.The event follows South Africa’s inclusion and formal induction into the BRIC group of rapidly developing nations on 13 April 2011. The increasingly influential bloc includes Brazil, Russia, India and China. After the addition of South Africa, the group became known as BRICS.The expo is the brainchild of Expo International, an events company from Cape Town and its Chinese partner, COIFAIR.Multimillion-dollar investmentsAlthough the trade and investment fair will cement China’s role as South Africa’s biggest single trading partner – after it overtook both the UK and the US – the benefits of it will be felt way beyond the country’s borders.Matthews Malefane, a lobbyist and facilitator for the organisers of IMEXPO, said: “The trade fair and investment forum is highly significant as it follows hot on the heels of South Africa having become a formal member of BRIC.“It will without doubt bring demonstrable, tangible benefits to South Africa and the region. These companies and financiers across the major sectors will be actively looking to invest in those sectors in joint venture partnerships with locals and it could result in one of the biggest injections ever of Chinese money into the region.”The forum will give the 15 SADC member countries a chance to present the investment opportunities within their respective countries to their Chinese counterparts.They will focus on sectors such as energy, water sustainability, health, oil and gas, manufacturing, mining, education, agriculture, low-cost housing, textiles, construction, public transport, road and rail, harbours and pipelines, and telecoms.Malefane said: “The expo is an opportunity for all SADC countries to assemble a portfolio of their high economic impact, job-creating, investment and development projects and bring them to the table for negotiations with potential Chinese joint venture partners and get access to Chinese capital.”Some of the biggest Chinese enterprises attending the forum are the China Coal Group; the Sinopacific Ship-building Group; CRBC International, a major road and bridge-construction company; China Gezhouba, a hydro-electric company; the China International Water and Electric Corp and the China Railway Construction Corporation.There will also be 21 Chinese mining firms at the forum.Development in the regionThe SADC was preceded by the Southern African Development Coordination Conference (SADCC), which was formed on 1 April 1980 in Lusaka, Zambia.After the signing of the SADC Treaty and Declaration by the heads of government of Southern African countries on 17 August 1992, in Windhoek, Namibia, the SADC became an official body.The objective of the SADCC was the political liberation of Southern Africa, while the scope of the SADC is economic integration of all Southern African countries.The SADC member states are Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.The SADC aims for regional cooperation to improve living standards, social justice and sustainable economic growth.last_img read more

Investing in African Mining Indaba 2015

first_imgThe annual Investing in African Mining Indaba makes a compelling business case for why global investors should consider South Africa – and the continent as a whole – an important trade and investment destination. Mining’s contribution to South Africa’s global competitiveness9 February 2015 – At the 2015 Investing in African Mining Indaba in Cape Town from 9 to 12 February, the Department of Trade and Industry will emphasise the government’s strategic focus on industrialisation and improving connections between mining and the rest of the economy, writes DTI Minister RobDavies. MORE > Infographic: Mining robot can save lives5 February 2015 – Safety in mines is a big issue in South Africa, and robots produced by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research present the perfect solution. Its Mobile Intelligence Autonomous Systems group created and tested robots that can monitor the safety of mines after blasting. MORE > Infographic: Mining in South Africa4 February 2015 – South Africa’s Mining Indaba, set to run from 9 to 12 February in Cape Town, is Africa’s – and the world’s – largest mining investment gathering. To preview the event, we bring you facts and figures about the mining industry in South Africa. MORE > Mining groups invested in South Africa3 February 2015 – No longer simply the exploiters of resources and people, the mining industry in South Africa today invests R3.9-billion a year in corporate social investment projects, more than any other sector on the stock exchange. Most of this investment is in communities around the mines’ operations. MORE > Machel, Blair head to South Africa for Mining Indaba30 January 2015 – Graça Machel and Tony Blair are the keynote speakers at the Investing in African Mining Indaba, now in its 20th year. As head of the Foundation for Community Development, Machel leads the sustainable development sessions. A host of other global mining leaders and economists are scheduled to speak. MORE > Licensing reform to lift competiveness of South African mining22 January 2015 – South Africa’s mining sector contributes 9% of GDP directly and over 30% in foreign exchange earnings, writes Minister of Mineral Resources Ngoako Ramatlhodi. Now new regulatory reforms are set to boost this contribution even further. MORE >last_img read more

Dueling versions of North Korea summit collapse

first_img(AP) – The collapse of the U.S.-North Korea summit has left dueling versions of what went wrong in its wake.President Donald Trump said he walked away because North Korean leader Kim Jong Un demanded the U.S. lift all sanctions.The North Koreans quickly denied that during a rare nighttime news conference. Two senior members of the North’s delegation insisted Kim had asked only for partial sanctions relief in exchange for shutting down the North’s main nuclear complex.last_img

Inter & Milan in for Strootman?

first_imgInter and Milan are both interested in signing Olympique Marseille midfielder Kevin Strootman, according to French newspaper L’Equipe. Strootman left Roma in the summer of 2018 to join Marseille for a reported €25m after helping the Giallorossi reach the semi-finals of the Champions League. However, L’Equipe claims the Dutchman is now free to leave the Ligue 1 side for the right price, and this has alerted both Milan clubs. The Rossoneri will try to add more experience to their squad in January, while at 29 he is younger than Antonio Conte’s preferred target Arturo Vidal. Strootman made 131 appearances for Roma in all competitions, scoring 13 goals. Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/last_img read more