MT Attorney General’s Office files petition to revoke Beach’s suspended sentence

Posted at 3:23 PM, Dec 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-08 16:23:42-05

The Montana Attorney General’s Office has filed a petition to revoke the suspended sentence of convicted killer Barry Beach.

In a petition filed Thursday, the state said they will ask a court to revoke the suspended sentence ordered by Gov. Steve Bullock in November 2015 following Beach’s clemency petition.

Beach served more than 30 years in prison for the 1979 murder of Poplar teen Kim Nees.  

Beach was convicted in 1984 and sentenced to 100 years in prison.

Last month, while on supervision, Beach was arrested and later released from the Yellowstone County jail after being taken in for a parole violation. 

According to court documents, a woman with whom Beach fathered a child claims she feared for her safety after Beach refused to stop harassing her.

The woman was granted an order of protection against Beach, which she said he violated just one week later.

GPS monitoring corroborated the woman’s story, and Beach was arrested and taken to the Yellowstone County jail.

He posted bond days later, and was awaiting a court hearing on the matter.

Beach has lived in Billings since being released from prison. In September, the city of Billings decided not to pursue charges after a complaint against Beach for allegedly sexually propositioning a 12-year-old girl that was filed in the summer.

We will update you as we get more information.


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