A Missoula guy convicted of killing a German trade university student in 2014 was again denied an charm by the Montana Supreme Courtroom on Tuesday.
Markus Kaarma appealed a July 2019 Missoula District Court docket buy which denied him petition for write-up-conviction relief and ask for for a new trial.
Post-conviction aid makes it possible for defendants to elevate problems and bring additional evidence just after the circumstance has gone to demo and a judgement has been issued.
Kaarma, who is in his late 30s, was convicted of killing 17-yr-old Diren Dede, a German international trade university student in Missoula, who entered Kaarma’s garage 1 night time in April 2014. The dwelling had been burglarized two situations prior.
When Kaarma observed Dede coming into his property on stability cameras, he grabbed his shotgun and went to the garage and commenced firing, courtroom files reported.
The scenario went to trial in December 2014 and Kaarma was convicted of deliberate homicide. He then moved for a new trial, which was denied. The Missoula District Courtroom sentenced Kaarma in 2015 to 70 a long time in the Montana State Jail.
Kaarma has filed a number of appeals. The point out Supreme Court docket upheld the conviction in 2017.