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Nov 13, 2013 - The Associated Press
Life sentence for quadruple killer
WHEATLAND -- A Wyoming man who killed his three young sons and brother and wounded his wife in a shooting rampage two years ago must serve five consecutive life sentences -- four of them without possibility of parole, a judge ordered Tuesday.
District Judge John Brooks denied a request from lawyers for Everett Conant III, 37, to give him a single life sentence with the possibility of parole on the grounds that he was mentally ill at the time of the shootings.
Conant pleaded no contest in June to four counts of first-degree murder in the July 2011 shooting. Conant's sons -- Joseph, 11, Charles, 13, and Everett, 18 -- and Conant's brother, Nacuma Roland Conant, 33, were all shot and killed at the family's modest mobile home.
Skier OK after avalanche
JACKSON -- A backcountry skier caught in an avalanche on Jackson Peak suffered significant injuries but was in good condition at a hospital.
Teton County Undersheriff Bob Gilliam says 32-year-old Scott Dixon, of Teton Valley, Idaho, was among four skiers who triggered several slides on Jackson Peak on Sunday afternoon.
Gilliam says Dixon got caught in the worst slide and suffered a severe hip or leg injury. He was flown out by helicopter and later listed in good condition at St. John's Medical Center.
Another skier previously was injured in an avalanche on Breccia Mountain on Nov. 1.
The Bridger-Teton Avalanche Center rates the current avalanche danger in most of the area as "moderate" and advises people to evaluate potential danger zones carefully.