Family members of one of Karl "Randy" Bachman's victims attended his parole hearing on October 30 in Deer Lodge. Jessica Westphal's family remained in the Flathead after her murder.
Her brother, Creed Westphal, attended the hearing, urging officials to keep Bachman in jail just as he did during Bachman's parole hearing in 2005.
Jessica's aunt, Shari Westphal, said it is important to the family Jessica's killer remains behind bars for the rest of his life.
"They were absolutely horrific and then he committed, you know, another crime and would have probably killed that girl if she wouldn't have got away from him. He had a gun," said Shari Westphal, "Why even consider releasing a man that could re-offend and probably would?"
While Jessica's family still lives in the Valley, they say the family of Karen Tyler, the other victim, severed ties with their family and the community and moved somewhere unknown.