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Montana homeowner convicted of setting deadly trap for German student
Montana homeowner convicted of setting deadly trap for German student

A Montana man accused of setting a trap for burglars in his garage, and then shooting a German foreign exchange student who entered, was found guilty of deliberate homicide, a jury decided Wednesday. Markus Hendrick Kaarma, 29, of Missoula, had been burglarized twice in two weeks before the April 27 shooting, and investigators painted him as a man spoiling for confrontation. Kaarma and his partner, Janelle Pflager, set up surveillance equipment in the garage and left out a purse, with the garage door partially open, as bait. Diren Dede, a 17-year-old exchange student from Hamburg, Germany, entered the garage -- possibly to steal an alcoholic drink, a friend with him said -- and...

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