Revisiting A Startling Montana State University Murder From 1990
It seems like the entire world has been captivated by the story of four students stabbed to death in off-campus housing near the University of Idaho in Moscow.
The investigation into the stabbings is currently underway. A suspect, Bryan Kohberger, was arrested in January and more details about the gruesome murders have been made available to the public. A preliminary hearing is scheduled to begin the week of June 26. Click here for the latest updates regarding the investigation.
Montana experienced something similar when two students were shot in a dorm at Montana State University in 1990.
Two Students Shot on Campus at Montana State University in 1990
According to an article published on deseret.com;
A teenage student at Montana State University knocked on a door in Langford Hall and then opened fire with a snub-nosed automatic shotgun, killing the student who opened the door and a second student inside the room.
The person responsible for the murders was 19-year-old sophomore Brett Byers, and he was taken into custody shortly after the shooting spree in Helena following a high-speed chase. The news not only shook the Bozeman community, but it made national headlines across the country. The victims were later identified as 19-year-old James Clevenger, of Billings, and 19-year-old Brian Boeder from Plymouth, Minnesota. Byers was sentenced to 165 years in prison for the murders.
Less than a week after the shootings on the Montana State University campus, an employee at Carroll College in Helena was shot a killed by an unemployed ranch hand. In 2006, two ex-Montana State football players were charged with murder in the shooting death of a suspected cocaine dealer whose body was found at the school's Arthur Post Agronomy farm off of Huffine Lane.