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Man found guilty in 2017 death of Broadwater County sheriff’s deputy

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Deer Lodge, Montana – The man who was found guilty in the 2017 death of Broadwater County sheriff’s deputy Mason Moore will be sentenced to the Montana State Prison, not the Montana State Hospital.

According to a press statement from the Montana Attorney General’s office, the decision was made as a result of winning arguments made by lawyers from the Montana Department of Justice.

Lloyd Barrus was convicted in September 2021 of three counts of deliberate homicide by accountability and two counts of attempted deliberate homicide in connection with his involvement in the May 2017 murder of deputy Moore.

“I’m proud that our DOJ prosecutors helped hold this dangerous criminal accountable for his actions and put him in prison where he belongs. Throughout this trial our team has been committed to finding justice for Broadwater County Deputy Mason Moore, his family, and all victims involved. I’m glad the court agreed with us and made the right decision today,” Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen said in the press release.

A date for sentencing has yet to be set.

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