"People are entitled to their own opinions, they are not entitled to their own facts."

                                                                                                                        Vincent Bugliosi


Reference Links
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Time Line of Events before and after the shooting

Court Documents

Montana Supreme Court opinion of May 3, 1990

US District Court opinion of March 11, 1997

Excerpt from US district Court opinion of March 11, 1997

Montana Supreme Court Opinion State of Montana V. Garrymore (Oct 2, 2006)
         (States that parole restrictions imposed by judge does not contradict Apprendi or Blakely)

Montana Supreme Court Opinion Gratzer V. Mahoney (November 1, 2006)
         (addresses both parole restriction and dangerous offender status)

Newspaper Articles Relating To The Shooting.

December 7, 1984 Missoulian (Deputy Sheriff Killed) page 1 part 1

December 7, 1984 Missoulian (Deputy Sheriff Killed) page 1 part 2 

December 7, 1984 Missoulian (Deputy Sheriff Killed) page 2

December 8, 1984 Missoulian (Putting the Pieces Together) Page 1

December 8, 1984 Missoulian (Putting the Pieces Together)  Page 2

December 9, 1984 Missoulian (Policy Changes & Sequence of Events)

December 11, 1984 Missoulian (Lawmen Say Goodbye) page 1

December 11, 1984 Missoulian (Lawmen Say Goodbye) page 2

December 13, 1984 Missoulian (Plea is Postponed)

December 18, 1984 Missoulian (Attorney To Seek Death Penalty, Part 1)

December 18, 1984 Missoulian (Attorney To Seek Death Penalty, Part 2)

December 20, 1984 Missoulian (Van Dyke's Hearing Delayed)

December 21, 1984 Missoulian (New Judge Chosen  To Hear Murder Trial)

December 22, 1984 Missoulian (Cops Queried Murder Suspect Before Killing, Part 1)

December 22, 1984 Missoulian (Cops Queried Murder Suspect Before Killing, Part 2)

January 8, 1985 Missoulian (Van Dyke Made Threats To Kill)

January 22, 1985 Missoulian (Van Dyken Denies Guilt)

Newspaper Articles Relating to the First Trial.

Augest 28, 1985 Missoulian (Publicity Forces Van Dyken Trial Move)

September 10, 1985 Missoulian (Jury May Be Seated Today)

September 11, 1985 Missoulian (State Outlines Case Against Van Dyken)

September 12, 1985 Missoulian (Witnesses: Van Dyken Threatened Police)

September 13, 1985 Missoulian (Bullets Take Spotlight in Trial)

September 14, 1985 Missoulian (Jury Hears Slain Officer's Final Message)

September 17, 1985 Missoulian (Van Dyken Drunk on Night of Shooting)

September 18, 1985 Missoulian (Van Dyken Records to Be Opened) Pg. 1

September 18, 1985 Missoulian  (Van Dyken Records to Be Opened) Pg. 2

September 19, 1985 Missoulian (Psychiatrist Can Testify on Van Dyken's Behalf)

September 20, 1985 Missoulian (Psychiatrist Backs Van Dyken's Defense) Pg. 1

September 20, 1985 Missoulian (Psychiatrist Backs Van Dyken's Defense) Pg. 2

September 20, 1985 Missoulian (Psychiatrist Backs Van Dyken's Defense) Pg. 3

September 21, 1985 Missoulian (Jury Weighs Van Dyken's Fate) Pg. 1

September 21, 1985 Missoulian (Jury Weighs Van Dyken's Fate) Pg. 2

September 22, 1985  (Van Dyken Trial Ends Up With Hung Jury) Pg. 1

September 22, 1985 (Van Dyken Trial Ends Up With Hung Jury) Pg. 2

September 23, 1985 (Sheriff's Office Moral Sinks) part 1

September 23, 1985 (Sheriff's Office Moral Sinks) part 2

Newspaper Articles Relating to Van Dyken's Guilty Plea.

December 24, 1985 (Van Dyken Pleads Guilty)

December 24, 1985 (Van Dyken Pleads Guilty) Pg. 2

December 27, 1985 (Magone Urges Tougher Sentence)

December 27, 1985 (Magone Urges Tougher Sentence) Pg.2 

January 25, 1986 (Judge Nixes Plea Bargain)

January 25, 1986 (Judge Nixes Plea Bargain) Pg. 2

Newspaper Articles Relating to the Second Trial.

(Will be added soon.)

Newspaper Article Reporting a 20 Year - Remembrance Service.

December 7, 2004 (In Memory of an Officer - citizens mark 20th anniversary of lawman's slaying)

 

Other Interesting Links

Longsoldier-international.com   (Van Dyken / Long Soldier's  website was removed  mid-July 2007.  His supporters are currently creating another website for him.  Whether or not it will be any more truthful remains to be seen.)
Van Dyken LongSoldier's Petition site The petition website still exists here. Please refrain
from placing comments that contain threats or profanity.

Some Similar Local Cases - for comparison, are here.

Help for the Truly Innocent

Centurion Ministries

Montana Innocence Project

Innocence Project Northwest

Justice For All act of 2004 

 

Antisocial Personality Disorder Links

Antisocial Personality Disorder (APD) Information*

The Disturbing World of the Psychopaths Among Us*

Psychopathy and Antisocial Personality Disorder*

Psycopath*

* These links are not intended to infer any medical diagnosis. They are only intended as references regarding the testimony by both prosecution and defense expert witnesses during the trials, that Van Dyken exhibited some behavior commonly found in antisocial personalities.


 

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