Posted: Dec 10, 2012 8:18 PM by Irina Cates - KPAX News
Updated: Dec 10, 2012 8:19 PM
DIXON - Court documents obtained from Sanders County give us some idea what happened Dec. 6 in the Dixon murder.
Sanders County prosecutors say Nathan Calvert, 32, of Missoula, confessed to going into a Dixon home and stabbing Douglas Morigeau and his wife. Douglas died on the scene, but his wife survived the attack and she was released from the hospital over the weekend.
Prosecutors charged Nathan Calvert with deliberate homicide, but they released very limited information about the crime. In court documents, prosecutors say last Thursday evening law enforcement responded to a home off of Highway 212 for a report of a stabbing.
When they arrived, they found Douglas Morigeau dead from stab wounds and his wife alive but injured from stab wounds. Calvert was soon identified as the suspect and prosecutors say he confessed to the attack.
We still don't know if this was a random act, the motive behind the attack or where he was arrested.
We did learn why Calvert was put on probation and not imprisoned after being convicted of Partner Family Member Assault in 2010.
Missoula District Judge John Larson gave Calvert a five-year prison sentence for that crime, all years suspended. Judge Larson told Calvert he needed to address his chemical dependency problem, but he allowed him to try rehabilitation in the community, rather than in a correctional facility.
At sentencing, Larson told Calvert, "Because of your character and attitude you are likely to commit another crime unless you gain control of your chemical addictions."
He told Calvert if he didn't address his problem, he would likely go to prison.
Calvert is currently being held in the Sanders County Jail on a $1 million bail for the Dixon attack.