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By Andi Bourne

Richards Admits Guilt After 25 Years


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Jim Richards was shot in his home in Seeley Lake on March 5, 1992. His wife Becky was convicted of his murder and is currently serving a life sentence.

BILLINGS – At her parole hearing April 21, Seeley Lake woman Becky Lynn Richards admitted she shot her husband Jim after 25 years of maintaining her innocence. The Montana Board of Pardons and Parole denied her parole and said she would be eligible for parole again in three years.

On March 5, 1992 Richards reported that her husband Jim had committed suicide. Jim died from a gunshot wound to the head.

Law enforcement initially ruled it a suicide based on Richards' story. However, seven months after Jim's death, murder charges were filed against Richards when lab tests showed no gunpowder...

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