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Bartender charged with over-serving woman

By Associated Press
Published On: Apr 16 2014 11:50:06 AM MDT
HELENA, Mont. -

Jurors are deliberating the case of a Helena bartender charged with continuing to serve alcohol to an intoxicated woman who later killed two people in a drunken driving crash.
    
Jurors were to resume deliberations Wednesday morning, after meeting for two hours on Tuesday without reaching a verdict.
    
William Gleed is charged with over-serving Arielle Schescke and another man in the hours before a crash near East Helena last April that killed 51-year-old Mildred Richard and her 16-year-old granddaughter, Justine Smith.
    
He also was charged with obstructing a police officer for initially directing investigators to other bars.
    
Defense attorney Wendy Holton argued Tuesday that prosecutors could not prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Gleed served alcohol to Schescke when she was apparently under the influence.