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Willoughby lawsuit trial set Dec. 2

Posted: Monday, Jan 14th, 2013

SUBLETTE COUNTY – Noting that chances of a settlement are “poor” for a lawsuit filed by a former Daniel man against investigators after his two murder trials, a federal magistrate set a bench trial date of Dec. 2 in Casper.

Montana resident Troy D. Willoughby, convicted of first-degree murder by a Sublette County jury in 2010, sentenced to life in prison and then acquitted by a Fremont County jury in a new trial in 2011, filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court on Sept. 17, 2012.

In the filing, Willoughby alleged that three Sublette County investigators – Deputy Sarah Brew, then-Capt. Brian Ketterhagen and county attorney’s office investigator Randall Hanson – deliberately withheld potential exculpatory evidence from his defense team and violated his constitutional rights by imprisoning him before, during and after his first trial.

For the complete article see the 01-15-2013 issue.

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