Posted: Mar 22, 2013 8:05 PM by Robin O'Day - MTN News
MISSOULA - A man who once charged with the murders of three women at a Florence hair salon was in a Missoula courtroom on Friday morning, after being accused of violating his probation.
An arrest warrant was issued last week accusing Brian Weber of violating the terms of his probation, which includes associating with two convicted felons and distributing controlled substances.
Weber admits to part of the accusations, saying he did interact with the two felons, but denies he gave one of the people methadone pills. A decision by federal Judge Jeremiah Lynch is expected Monday.
Federal prosecutors had accused Weber, and fellow suspect Lincoln Benavides of killing Brenda Patch, Cynthia Paulus and Dorothy Harris in a brutal attack back in 2001. But that case was dismissed by federal prosecutors three years ago.