- Associated Press - Sunday, March 26, 2017

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A man serving a life sentence in the brutal 2003 killings of an estranged couple has died in a Montana prison.

Montana Department of Corrections spokeswoman Amy Barton said 66-year-old Mark Misner died at the state prison in Deer Lodge following an extended illness.

Misner was convicted in Cascade County in 2005 on two counts of deliberate homicide in the deaths of Wanda “Lynn” Hutchison and Danny Ray Hutchison in Great Falls.

Authorities said the couple had been trying to evict Misner from Danny Hutchison’s house when they were killed. Lynn Hutchison was beaten so badly that investigators could not immediately tell she also had been shot.

Misner was also serving time on a 2010 conviction in Toole County for assaulting a peace officer.



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