Man charged with deliberate homicide in Kalispell murder case

Posted at 4:34 PM, Jul 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-19 18:34:58-04
Leigh Medina

A Kalispell man is facing a murder charge for hitting another man to death with a cement brick.

Leigh Medina, who is behind bars, has been charged with deliberate homicide, according to Flathead County Sheriff Brian Heino.

On July 15 around 5 p.m., deputies responded to a home on Lenwood Lane in Kalispell after a neighbor found a man dead on the floor of his home.

The victim has been identified as Paul David Kellenberger, 67, of Kalispell.

Medina is being held on a $500,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court August 8.

-Reported by Maren Siu/MTN News

(July 16, 2019) Flathead County authorities are investigating a murder in Kalispell.

Sheriff Brian Heino told MTN News deputies responded to a residence on Lenwood Lane around 5 p.m. Monday where they found a Kalispell man dead.

A person of interest was taken into custody on unrelated charges pending an investigation, according to Heino.

The Sheriff’s Office Detective’s Division is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying any other person(s) who might have information related to the investigation.

A late 80’s/early 90’s blue Ford pickup with rhino-lined rocker panels was seen leaving the area near the residence prior to the call. Detectives are seeking any information on the identity of that witness.

The name of the victim has not yet been released.

We will update you with any new information.

-Reported by Mahkia Clark/MTN News