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Deadly Duo: ‘Mountain Men’ Don and Dan Nichols kidnapped Kari Swenson, to be a wife for Dan, and killed her friend, Alan Goldstein

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Victims
Kari Swenson, 23
Alan Goldstein, 36 (no picture)

Find-A-Grave: Alan L Goldstein
Mountain men’s trial opens in kidnapping-murder case
Mountain Logic: Kidnap A Bride, Keep A Son
Mountain Man, 20, Guilty Of Kidnapping
Mountainman gets 85 years in murder-kidnap case
Kidnap Victim Decries Myth of Mountain Men
The ‘Victims’ story
Twenty years after the murder, kidnapping near Big Sky
‘Mountain men’ kidnap-murder captured world’s attention
Kidnapping victim Kari Swenson: ‘Mountain man’ Nichols still a threat
Board denies parole for Nichols
Wikipedia: Kari Swenson

Books
Victims: The Kari Swenson Story

Movies/Documentaries
The Abduction of Kari Swenson
Your Worst Nightmare: Into The Wild

Defendants
Donald Nichols – convicted, sentenced to 85 years in prison; denied parole
Daniel Nichols – convicted, served 6 years in prison, released on parole in 1991

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Dan Nichols

INMATE INFORMATION

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DOC ID# 23297
NAME: Donald Boone Nichols
CURRENT STATUS: INMATE
LAST STATUS CHANGE: Wednesday, April 29, 2009
GENDER: Male
INFORMATION CURRENT AS OF: Saturday, February 11, 2017
PRISON:
MONTANA STATE PRISON
700 Conley Lake Drive
Deer Lodge, MT 59722
(406) 846-1320

PHYSICAL AND DEMOGRAPHIC CHARACTERISTICS
HAIR COLOR: Brown
EYE COLOR: Hazel
HEIGHT: 6 FT 1 IN
WEIGHT: 150 lbs
BUILD: Slender
RACE: White
SKIN TONE: Light
L/R HANDED: LEFT
YEAR OF BIRTH: 1931
BIRTH PLACE: Unknown
CITIZENSHIP: United States
MT RESIDENT: Y

AKAs
None

SCARS, MARKS, TATTOOS AND OTHER PHYSICAL CONDITIONS
TYPE: Scars Abdomen
DESCRIPTION:

LEGAL RECORD
DOCKET: 1066
COUNTY: MADISON COUNTY
JUDGE: DAVIS
COUNTS: 1
LEGAL TYPE: Original Sentence
SENTENCE TYPE: PRISON OFFENSE: Committed w/Dangerous Weapon
CODE: 4618221
OFFENSE DATE: 7/16/1984
SENTENCE PRONOUNCED: 9/27/1985
NET SENTENCE (MONTHS): 120

DOCKET: 1066
COUNTY: MADISON COUNTY
JUDGE: DAVIS
COUNTS: 1
LEGAL TYPE: Original Sentence
SENTENCE TYPE: PRISON OFFENSE: Deliberate Homicide
CODE: 455102
OFFENSE DATE: 7/16/1984
SENTENCE PRONOUNCED: 9/27/1985
NET SENTENCE (MONTHS): 900

DOCKET: 1066
COUNTY: MADISON COUNTY
JUDGE: DAVIS
COUNTS: 1
LEGAL TYPE: Original Sentence
SENTENCE TYPE: PRISON OFFENSE: Aggravated Assault Felony Assault
CODE: 455202
OFFENSE DATE: 7/16/1984
SENTENCE PRONOUNCED: 9/27/1985
NET SENTENCE (MONTHS): 240

DOCKET: 1066
COUNTY: MADISON COUNTY
JUDGE: DAVIS
COUNTS: 1
LEGAL TYPE: Original Sentence
SENTENCE TYPE: PRISON OFFENSE: Kidnapping
CODE: 455302
OFFENSE DATE: 7/16/1984
SENTENCE PRONOUNCED: 9/27/1985
NET SENTENCE (MONTHS): 120 Home Try the Demo

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Psycho For Love: Brian Laird killed his wife, Kathryn, and threw her body in the Bighorn River; Sentenced to 100 years in prison

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Kathryn Laird

In Memory of Kathryn Little Laird
Bryan and Kathryn Laird stories
Witnesses called at murder trial of former Billings attorney
Brian Laird found guilty of wife’s 1999 murder
Ex-attorney Gets 100-year Sentence in 1999 Killing of Wife
MT – Kathryn Laird, 28, found murdered, Fort Smith, 31 July 1999
Brian David Laird Gets 100 Years in 1999 MT Murder of Kathryn Laird
Cold-case murder of Kathryn Laird in Montana will be featured on “Dateline”
‘Dateline’ looks at Montana murder

Movies/Documentaries
Dateline: The Reckoning

INMATE INFORMATION

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DOC ID# 3018598
NAME: Brian David Laird
CURRENT STATUS: INMATE
LAST STATUS CHANGE: Wednesday, November 30, 2016
GENDER: Male
INFORMATION CURRENT AS OF: Saturday, January 14, 2017
PRISON:
MONTANA STATE PRISON
700 Conley Lake Drive
Deer Lodge, MT 59722
(406) 846-1320

PHYSICAL AND DEMOGRAPHIC CHARACTERISTICS
HAIR COLOR: Blonde
EYE COLOR: Green
HEIGHT: 5 FT 8 IN
WEIGHT: 185 lbs
BUILD: Medium RACE: White
SKIN TONE: Light
L/R HANDED: LEFT YEAR OF BIRTH: 1968
BIRTH PLACE: Unknown
CITIZENSHIP: United States
MT RESIDENT: N

AKAs
BRIAN LAIRD
SCARS, MARKS, TATTOOS AND OTHER PHYSICAL CONDITIONS
TYPE: Tattoos Calf, Right
DESCRIPTION: FISH GRATEFUL DEAD SYMBOL FILLER

LEGAL RECORD
DOCKET: DC 14-68
COUNTY: BIG HORN COUNTY
JUDGE: HAYWORTH
COUNTS: 1
LEGAL TYPE: Original Sentence
SENTENCE TYPE: PRISON OFFENSE: Deliberate Homicide
CODE: 455102
OFFENSE DATE: 7/13/1999
SENTENCE PRONOUNCED: 6/10/2016
NET SENTENCE (MONTHS): 1200

Kimberly Nees murder 6/16/1979 Poplar, MT *Barry Allan Beach convicted, sentenced to LWOP; Sentence commuted to time served in 2015

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Kimberly Nees

Find-A-Grave: Kimberly Ann Nees
Questions loom about 1979 murder as clemency hearing nears for Barry Beach
Gov. Bullock grants clemency to Barry Beach
Kimberly Nees’ cousin decries Beach’s release
Wikipedia: Barry Beach
Poplar: Who Killed Kim?
DOC director requesting legal advice in Barry Beach investigation
Temporary protection order filed against Barry Beach
Barry Beach won’t face charges in sexual propositioning case
Barry Beach Hearing Set After Latest Beach Arrest
Beach’s boundaries expanded
Man Involved in Barry Beach Drama Tells His Devastating Effect
Girls theory persists in Poplar murder case
An Outrage to All
Free Barry Beach / Justice for Kim Nees

Movies/Documentaries
Dateline: ‘Return to Poplar River’
Suspicion: Murder in Montana

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Barry Beach

Boyfriends From Hell: Convicted sex offender Marc Allen Palmer charged with smothering his girlfriend’s 5-month-old baby, Brayden Beal

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Convicted child rapist held on $500,000 bond on charges he smothered an infant in Missoula
25-year-old Missoula man charged with killing infant
Missoula man charged with homicide in baby’s suffocation
Missoula Man Charged With Deliberate Homicide For Allegedly Smothering Infant – Held on $500,000 Bond
Man arrested for infant’s death
Missoula man charged with homicide in baby’s suffocation
Sex Offender Registry: Palmer, Marc Allen

INMATE INFORMATION

Marc Allen Palmer

PALMER, MARC ALLEN
Age: 25
Booking ID: 2016-00003425
Booked: 7/6/2016 10:11:46 AM
MANS#: 3201G1602440

List of Charges followed by Court Appearances

Charge(s): 2 Homicide, Deliberate
Crime Type: Felony
Arresting Agency/Officer: MPD/Trowbridge, Kurt
Bond/CFS: $500,000
Cash/Surety: Cash/Surety
Court Appearance(s)
To Appear in: Justice on Wednesday, July 6, 2016 02:30PM

Monsters Among Us: Person of interest in custody for the murder of 13-month-old Kenzley Ava-Lee Olson on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation

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Kenzley Olson
Kenzley Ava-Lee Olson

Suspect is Janelle Red Dog.

Child found dead in Poplar after Amber Alert, search; woman being questioned
Missing one-year-old child found dead
1-year-old found dead; suspect in custody
Missing Montana toddler found dead in Poplar, person in custody
Montana toddler found deceased after AMBER alert issued
Cleared in Amber Alert woman and son arrested on other charges
Woman due in court in baby’s death on Montana reservation
Woman behind bars in death of girl on Montana reservation
Woman to appear in tribal court on charges for Poplar girl’s death
Poplar toddler Kenzley Olson beaten to death, suspect named
Investigators: Woman confesses to punching 1-year-old girl to death
Investigator: Woman killed baby girl, put body in dumpster
Woman Being Held Without Bond in Connection to Kenzley Olson’s Death
Murder charge filed in baby girl’s death on Mont. reservation
Funeral held for slain Poplar child

Monsters Among Us: James Charles Olivieri and Dominic Puliafico raped and killed 22-year-old Ethel Woods; Both sentenced to 100+ years in prison

remembering the victimsFrom James Olivieri’s appeal: During the early morning hours of January 14, 1988, James Charles Olivieri and his life-long friend, Dominic Puliafico, were driving by the Office Club in Great Falls, Montana, when they spotted and picked up a hitchhiker, Ethel Woods. Twenty-one-year-old Ethel was a deaf-mute, who communicated with the two men by writing notes. Shortly after discovering her handicap, Puliafico, indicated to Olivieri that, “this would be perfect,” with regard to raping Ethel.

One of the notes Ethel wrote to Olivieri and Puliafico asked if the two men knew of any parties occurring that night. Olivieri and Puliafico responded affirmatively and drove Ethel to their apartment. Outside of the apartment, the three encountered two neighbors and Ray Canto, a friend of Olivieri and Puliafico who had been with the two men earlier in the evening. Following a brief discussion, Olivieri, Puliafico, Ethel and Canto entered the apartment.

Shortly after entering the apartment, Olivieri began writing suggestive notes to Ethel, asking her to engage in sexual intercourse. Ethel refused. Puliafico then choked Ethel until she was unconscious. Puliafico and Olivieri proceeded to remove Ethel’s clothes. At this point, after Olivieri warned Canto that the upcoming events were going to get serious, Canto chose to leave the apartment.

Puliafico then proceeded to rape and beat Ethel as she slipped in and out of consciousness. Olivieri admitted to holding Ethel’s feet while Puliafico raped her, but denied raping or beating Ethel. Instead, Olivieri admitted that during the time Puliafico raped and
beat Ethel, he watched the two and laughed.

Thereafter, while the badly beaten Ethel was lying on the floor, Olivieri and Puliafico went into the kitchen and ate macaroni and cheese as they listened to what they believed were Ethel’s last breaths of life. Puliafico then raped Ethel for the second time. Following the second rape and to ensure that she was dead, Olivieri and Puliafico took turns striking Ethel on the back of her head with a baseball bat, both men striking her twice.

Olivieri and Puliafico then moved Ethel’s nude body into a bedroom. Later that same day, they wrapped Ethel’s body in a carpet they obtained from the basement of the apartment. They then weighted the carpet-wrapped body with a cinder block, which they purchased at a local store. That evening, they removed the carpet-wrapped body from the apartment and dumped it in the Missouri
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River, hoping that it would be destroyed by the two dams in that area. The carpet-wrapped body, however, was discovered nearly two
months later on March 2, 1988. An autopsy revealed that Ethel died of blunt force trauma to her head. Additionally, the autopsy revealed that all of the blunt force trauma Ethel received was inflicted prior to her death.

On March 21, 1989, Olivieri, who had returned to his home state of Massachusetts within a few weeks following Ethel’s death, was extradited from Massachusetts to Montana. Puliafico, who had returned to Massachusetts a few months following Ethel’s death, was also extradited to Montana. The extradition warrant was based upon information provided by Olivieri’s brother, Fred, also of Massachusetts,
who telephoned Cascade County officials after Olivieri and Puliafico had, on various occasions, bragged to him in detail about raping and killing a deaf-mute girl in Montana and dumping her body in the Missouri River. Additionally, Olivieri told Fred that it was every mans fantasy to rape and kill a woman.

Montana murder suspects held in Boston
State of Montana v James Charles Olivieri 1990 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Board of Pardons and Parole: James Olivieri – parole denied (next hearing 2017)

INMATE INFORMATION

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DOC ID# 28875
NAME: JAMES CHARLES OLIVIERI
CURRENT STATUS: INMATE
LAST STATUS CHANGE: Wednesday, February 03, 2016
GENDER: Male
INFORMATION CURRENT AS OF: Friday, March 25, 2016
PRISON:
CROSSROADS CORRECTIONAL CENTER
50 Crossroads Drive
SHELBY, MT 59474
(406) 434-7055

PHYSICAL AND DEMOGRAPHIC CHARACTERISTICS
HAIR COLOR: Brown
EYE COLOR: Blue
HEIGHT: 5 FT 11 IN
WEIGHT: 165 lbs
BUILD: MEDIUM RACE: WHITE
SKIN TONE: MEDIUM
L/R HANDED: R YEAR OF BIRTH: 1966
BIRTH PLACE: Massachusetts
CITIZENSHIP: United States
MT RESIDENT: N
AKAs
JAMES CHARLESPETE OLIVIERI

SCARS, MARKS, TATTOOS AND OTHER PHYSICAL CONDITIONS
TYPE:
DESCRIPTION:
TATTOO ARM, RIGHT UPPER 2 Roses; Heart W/ Banner & Sword; 2 Birds
TATTOO FOREARM, RIGHT 2 Girls W/ Swords
TATTOO BREAST, RIGHT Skull W/ Bandana
TATTOO FOREARM, LEFT 2 Goules (Collage) W/ Swords

LEGAL RECORD
DOCKET: BDC-89-051
COUNTY: CASCADE COUNTY
JUDGE: MCCARVEL
COUNTS: 1
LEGAL TYPE: Original Sentence
SENTENCE TYPE: PRISON OFFENSE: Deliberate Homicide
CODE: 455102
OFFENSE DATE: 1/14/1988
SENTENCE PRONOUNCED: 12/7/1989
NET SENTENCE (MONTHS): 1200

DOCKET: BDC-89-051
COUNTY: CASCADE COUNTY
JUDGE: MCCARVEL
COUNTS: 1
LEGAL TYPE: Original Sentence
SENTENCE TYPE: PRISON OFFENSE: Committed w/Dangerous Weapon
CODE: 4618221
OFFENSE DATE: 1/14/1988
SENTENCE PRONOUNCED: 12/7/1989
NET SENTENCE (MONTHS): 120

INMATE INFORMATION

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DOC ID# 28248
NAME: DOMINIC PULIAFICO
CURRENT STATUS: INMATE
LAST STATUS CHANGE: Saturday, June 13, 2015
GENDER: Male
INFORMATION CURRENT AS OF: Friday, March 25, 2016
PRISON:
CROSSROADS CORRECTIONAL CENTER
50 Crossroads Drive
SHELBY, MT 59474
(406) 434-7055

PHYSICAL AND DEMOGRAPHIC CHARACTERISTICS
HAIR COLOR: Blonde
EYE COLOR: Green
HEIGHT: 5 FT 7 IN
WEIGHT: 160 lbs
BUILD: MEDIUM RACE: WHITE
SKIN TONE: LIGHT
L/R HANDED: L YEAR OF BIRTH: 1966
BIRTH PLACE: Massachusetts
CITIZENSHIP: United States
MT RESIDENT: N
AKAs
DOMINIC JOSEPH PULIAFICO

LEGAL RECORD
DOCKET: BDC-89-051
COUNTY: CASCADE COUNTY
JUDGE: MCCARVEL
COUNTS: 1
LEGAL TYPE: Original Sentence
SENTENCE TYPE: PRISON OFFENSE: Deliberate Homicide
CODE: 455102
OFFENSE DATE: 1/14/1988
SENTENCE PRONOUNCED: 6/28/1989
NET SENTENCE (MONTHS): 1200

DOCKET: BDC-89-051
COUNTY: CASCADE COUNTY
JUDGE: MCCARVEL
COUNTS: 1
LEGAL TYPE: Original Sentence
SENTENCE TYPE: PRISON OFFENSE: Sexual Intercourse without Consent
CODE: 455503
OFFENSE DATE: 1/14/1988
SENTENCE PRONOUNCED: 6/28/1989
NET SENTENCE (MONTHS): 300 Home

Monsters Among Us: Jesus Deniz charged with killing 2 people who stopped to help him along a Montana roadside in the Crow Reservation

Tana and Jason Shane

Victims
Jason Shane, 51
Tana Shane, 47
Jorah Shane, 26 (survived)

Jason Shane Jr obituary
Tana Shane obituary
Pryor Community Trying to Make Sense of Wednesday’s Shooting
Town bids farewell to couple killed in Pryor shooting
More than 700 people come out to pay respects for murdered couple on Crow Indian Reservation
The funeral for double-homicide victims Jason and Tana Shane
FBI: Suspect In Montana Shooting Says Victim Laughed At Him
Man accused of shooting family had no previous convictions
Teen Shot Family in Montana Because Woman Laughed at Him, FBI Says
Man killed Montana good Samaritans because daughter ‘laughed’ at him, say cops
Couple shot to death near Pryor; daughter survives shooting
Suspect in custody over deadly shooting on Crow Reservation
Native American family attacked in deadly shooting on Montana highway
Suspect in custody over deadly shooting on Crow Reservation
Survivor recalls horrific shooting, unaware parents are dead
FBI: Suspect in Montana shooting says victim laughed at him
Man killed Good Samaritans because daughter ‘laughed’ at him, police say
gofundme: Children of Jason & Tana Shane
Wyoming man charged in Crow double slaying seeks trial delay

Jesus Deniz
Jesus Deniz

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