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Montana man back in custody over 1979 slaying

By Associated Press
Published On: May 15 2013 10:25:51 AM MDT
Updated On: May 15 2013 12:07:39 PM MDT
BARRY BEACH
BILLINGS, Mont. -

Barry Beach is back in custody after surrendering to authorities in the wake of a Supreme Court ruling that could send him back to prison for the rest of his life for the 1979 slaying of a teenager.
    
Two years after Beach was freed by a Lewistown Judge, a spokesman for the attorney general said he was taken into custody without incident Wednesday morning by the Yellowstone County Sheriff's Office.
    
Beach had spent part of his last hours of freedom eating breakfast at a diner with the mayor of Billings and other friends. Wearing a T-shirt that says "I didn't do it," he told The Associated Press it was unbelievable he could return to prison nearly two years after a Lewistown judge freed him.