Lolo man begins sentence for pedestrian fatality of Aberdeen man
Holm was convicted of vehicular homicide while under the influence, but his September 2011 sentence was delayed pending several appeals and surgery to replace a heart valve. The Montana Supreme Court upheld the conviction and District Judge Dusty Deschamps recently rejected Holm’s request for another 12 weeks of recovery time following surgery.
Deschamps ordered Holm to report to jail by 1 p.m. Tuesday. The Missoulian reports he arrived in a black pickup truck with his sister, who said he would have no comment.
“It would just get twisted anyway,” Holm said.
Beaver’s family said that before Holm arrived at the jail, they were worried he might not show up. Then someone texted a photo of Holm walking into the jail to Beaver’s sister, Teesha Beaver. “I was sitting at my computer squealing like a little girl,” she told the Missoulian (http://bit.ly/15el1Lv ).
“Finally, some justice,” said Beaver’s mother, Virginia Beaver. “It’s wonderful.”