- Associated Press - Monday, October 31, 2016

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A Yellowstone County judge has granted a woman’s request for a temporary restraining order against Barry Beach after she reported he had begun stalking her.

The Billings Gazette reports (bit.ly/2fy5p1t) Justice of the Peace Pedro Hernandez granted the order Friday and scheduled a Nov. 14 hearing on a permanent order.

The woman said she briefly dated Beach about four years ago when he was temporarily released from prison after a judge granted him a new trial in the 1979 murder of Kimberly Nees of Poplar. Since his clemency and release from prison a year ago, the woman said Beach has wanted to resume their relationship and gets angry when she refuses.

She said he began showing up at her apartment and contacting her boyfriend via social media.

In early October, Beach had his probation restrictions increased after a woman accused him of propositioning her 12-year-old daughter in January. No charges were filed.

Beach declined to comment Monday when contacted by The Associated Press.

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Information from: The Billings Gazette, https://www.billingsgazette.com

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