- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 24, 2015

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) - The Lincoln County attorney’s office has decided not to file charges against a Libby woman who reported shooting her son-in-law to death on Dec. 26.

County Attorney Bernie Cassidy told Sheriff Roby Bowe that Lois Olbekson acted in self-defense when she shot 31-year-old Michael Roloff in her driveway.

The Flathead Beacon newspaper in Kalispell (https://bit.ly/1br5DBv ) reports Cassidy consulted with the attorney general’s office before making his decision.

Cassidy said the autopsy and the blood spatter on the ground indicated Roloff was shot at close range and was lunging toward Olbekson just before he was shot.

Cassidy said Olbekson’s daughter, Megan Cody, had filed numerous restraining orders against Roloff due to domestic violence.

Roloff’s blood-alcohol level was 0.191 percent at the time of his death.


Information from: Flathead Beacon, https://www.flatheadbeacon.com

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