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MT Supreme Court Upholds Rape Conviction

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MISSOULA -

The Montana Supreme Court upholds the conviction of a Missoula man, accused of raping one woman, and sexually assaulting another in 2010.

In 2012, a jury convicted Joshua Peltier of two counts of robbery, sexual assault, sexual intercourse without consent, kidnapping, and tampering with or fabricating physical evidence.

A Missoula District Court judge sentenced Peltier to two, 100-year terms in the Montana State Prison.

Peltier appealed that decision, arguing the district court didn't give proper instructions to the jury, and that his attorney did not effectively defend him.

The Montana Supreme Court determined the district court did give proper instructions to the jury.

Officials said Peltier has until November 29 to petition for another hearing, or the supreme court will close the case.

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