By Hunter Herbaugh
APG Montana 

First suspect in Fallon homicide case found guilty


September 1, 2023

Screen shot of a photo shown during opening remarks of the trial.

Jake Burghduff is shown buying a gas can at a gas station in Baker the night of the homicide.

South Dakota resident Jake Kenneth Burghduff was found guilty on the charge of deliberate homicide, a felony, on Wednesday at the conclusion of a three-day trial in the homicide of Fallon resident Isaac Carrier. The verdict came after approximately two and a half hours of deliberation by a jury comprised of 12 Prairie County residents. The trial was held in Dawson County.

Burghduff was charged with one count of deliberate homicide under the state's felony murder rule.

As pointed out in court arguments, to be held liable under the felony murder rule, the state must prove that the defendant w...

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