Beach Suspended Sentence May Be Revoked
Barry Beach, granted clemency last year, appeared in Yellowstone County Justice Court on Thursday and was ordered to remain in jail until he posts a $50,000 bond. Yellowstone County Justice of the Peace David Carter ordered Beach to appear on Nov. 18 in front of a district court judge in Judicial District 15 for a hearing on the petition to revoke his suspended sentence.
Beach is serving a 10-year suspended sentence for deliberate homicide after being granted clemency by Gov. Steve Bullock. Beach spent 30 years in prison for the 1979 murder of 17-year-old Kim Nees in Poplar. Beach’s probation officer, Katie Weston, wrote a report to the court stating Beach had violated a temporary restraining order while wearing a GPS monitoring unit. The woman with the protection order reported the violation to Billings Police on Sunday, and the Billings City Attorney filed a misdemeanor charge against Beach on Thursday.