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Man Convicted in 1978 Loring Murders Granted Parole

On Wednesday, November 9, 2022, following a hearing, the Montana Board of Pardons and Parole granted parole to Criss Case over the objections of the victims' families and the Phillips County Attorney. Criss Case, together with Ricky Worden, Ronald Allen Worden, and Austin Metcalf murdered Raymond and Dorothy Scheffelmear, and Doris Watkins at the Loring Bar on November 8, 1978.

Originally given what amounted to a life sentence, subsequent changes in the law made him eligible for parole in 1996. Previously, the Board had denied him parole every time he appeared. His last parole hearing was i...


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