- Associated Press - Saturday, January 14, 2017

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - A Bozeman man has pleaded no contest to negligent homicide in the July 2015 death of a passenger on his motorcycle.

The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports (bit.ly/2juVGrv) 26-year-old James David Calderhead entered his plea Friday. Prosecutors plan to recommend a six-year deferred sentence and completion of a treatment court program when Calderhead is sentenced on April 17.

Prosecutors alleged Calderhead and 26-year-old Bridget Perison were both legally intoxicated and that Calderhead was speeding when his motorcycle crashed on June 26, 2015, in Bozeman. Both were hospitalized. Perison died at a Billings hospital on July 15.

Calderhead was initially charged with vehicular homicide.

Defense attorney Christopher Petaja told District Judge Rienne McElyea that Calderhead suffered a traumatic brain injury and has no memory of the crash.


Information from: Bozeman Daily Chronicle, http://www.bozemandailychronicle.com



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