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Posted: Sunday, December 26, 2010 6:47 pm | Updated: 11:51 am, Thu Apr 17, 2014.

The victims of a Christmas Day double homicide west of Kalispell have been identified as a 35-year-old woman and her 15-year-old daughter by the Flathead County Sheriff's Office.

Jaimi Lynn Hurlbert was found shot dead at a home on Block Crest Court shortly after a 911 call at 2:57 p.m.

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          • mysecretreasures posted at 10:25 pm on Mon, Jan 3, 2011.

            mysecretreasures Posts: 12


          • Java Jon posted at 8:28 am on Thu, Dec 30, 2010.

            Java Jon Posts: 12

            One thing no one understands it that the laws that are enforced, are directed not by our local courts or judges, but by what is passed down from Helena and the Montana Supreme Court. Every 2 years the new mandates come down for what can be enforced. Does the law violated say "Maybe Arrested" or "Will Be" it does make a big differance. I'm not defending any decisions made by responding LEO's here, I'm also not going to blast the local court system either for that matter, as I did in another opinion that I made in another artical.

            I do have to ask, if Jamie was told Christmas Eve that there was no place to take her, did any of her friends offer their home for Jamie and her daughters to stay in?

            As far as Tyler get hold of a gun, was it purchased through another on a straw gun purchase? Was it purchase through a private seller through the classifieds where no back ground check was made? Only the person who sold Tyler the handgun knows. Or maybe he broke into someone vehicle and found it laying under a seat, another FUBAR for the owner of the said gun. That fact is that he got that gun from some place, and no law preventing him from having a gun was going to stop him from getting it.

            A lot of Woulda, Coulda and Shoulda's have been stated here. Yes, there seem's to have been a better way, but who has the right answers here. There are places for people like Tyler, like the front lines in Iraq as a point man, but now will cost the tax payers gobs of money through the court system that will probably take several years now defending his right to live or die sitting on death row.

          • grizzly posted at 1:00 am on Thu, Dec 30, 2010.

            grizzly Posts: 1

            Broken, I am very sorry for your loss. Heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this terrible tragedy.

          • mkohana posted at 2:18 pm on Wed, Dec 29, 2010.

            mkohana Posts: 41

            I so agree with mystery1 and photoguy.... we all need to come together, educate each other on who our elected officials are good and bad, so that change can happen! :-)

          • mystery1 posted at 12:28 pm on Wed, Dec 29, 2010.

            mystery1 Posts: 11

            Nobody bothered to run against him because nobody thought they stood a chance..... he has been there a long time. We need people to write to the editor to say how fed up we are, than either he changes or someone gets brave enough to challenge him. After his stupid plea agreement with a senator, I will do whatever I can to make sure he looses his job next election..... We need to get so mad that we stop talking and start doing. For all those who have lost a loved one, we can and must do something!!!!

          • photoguy posted at 11:09 am on Wed, Dec 29, 2010.

            photoguy Posts: 940

            I agree, we do have the power to change things, what I find so disappointing is the fact that in the last election cycle, no body even bothered to run against the DA, hence he won by default...we all say we want change, unfortunately most do nothing to effect change..

          • mystery1 posted at 10:27 am on Wed, Dec 29, 2010.

            mystery1 Posts: 11

            There are good police and there are bad police. We can not group them all together. We need to weed out the bad cops and encourage the good ones. We need to get bad judges off the bench via election. We need to make our voices heard. Which judges need to go, which one (if any) need to go and what about the DA? Is it time for him to go? We can sit and complain all we want, but we have power to make big changes. Put these people on notice that when they are up for re-election we will do whatever it takes to get rid of them. Sorry to all those who were affected by deaths, my prayers are with you all.

          • photoguy posted at 9:29 am on Wed, Dec 29, 2010.

            photoguy Posts: 940


            This is a privately owned website, hence they can delete any comment they wish to, there is no free speech on privately owned websites, it is very similar to your home, you can stop people from making comments in your home, we are in their home when we choose to comment on this website.

            People just don't seem to understand how the free speech rule works..it does not mean you can say anything at anytime anywhere you want to..

            The only way to ensure free speech on the web is to start your own blog and then you can make pretty much any statement you want as it will be your property.

          • BOROBORO posted at 7:03 am on Wed, Dec 29, 2010.

            BOROBORO Posts: 14

            Where is our Governor on all this? I think my blogs rub the editors buddies the wrong way. Nonetheless, everyone in this valley knows something is not right, not hard to tell when our own paper is deleting someones opinion. Scandalous cowards who don't want this topic to hit them to close to their home! Weak, no wonder, this newspaper is in someones pocket, SAD!
            Yeah we would not want to send the image to the rest of the country that the Flathead is any thing other than an ideal place to be who you want to be.
            We can't have any constructive outlets for some changes to happen in lieu of this incident.
            No lets selectively paint a picture with a lil more fog and mystery, lets not work on making sure this never happens again.
            I'll say it again....GET AN ATTORNEY, GET A TEAM OF EM' !

          • BOROBORO posted at 6:35 am on Wed, Dec 29, 2010.

            BOROBORO Posts: 14

            I like it how this paper can select out blogs, and just delete my opinion......Welcome to Montucky! Freedom of speech my @#$...Good luck to the families, affected by this....Get an attorney and sue em"....Sue em for all of us!

          • montanaeasy56 posted at 7:17 pm on Tue, Dec 28, 2010.

            montanaeasy56 Posts: 234

            I wonder why and how this dirtbag scum was allowed to get on his facebook page two days after the murders...Now, that has to be Montana justice..The guy gets three squares, a TV and the computer porn he can stand..When the scum is sentenced to prison,,he is gonna love the sex there...big bubba is gonna be his sweetheart for life.

          • mkohana posted at 5:41 pm on Tue, Dec 28, 2010.

            mkohana Posts: 41

            All I can say its a real shame that 2 beautiful woman lost their lives to a senseless crime & two families are paying the ultimate price from that crime.

            This crime could have and should have been prevented, but not enough was done to protect Jaimi, whether she had TRO or not. The fact remains she didn't recieve the protection she deserved. Who to blame, don't know, but in looking at all things and having 2.5 days to do something, I think law enforcement did drop the ball, I personally don't think enough was done to track him down, my opinion.

            The law here is very laxed on violent crimes, especially ones that involve domestic violence, not enough is done to help victims. I personally think that their needs to be more shelters/safe house, sources for these victims, outreach programs, support groups, advocates, programs that educate those to recognize abusers/abusee's. I think all people need to get involved, watch out for friends, family, co-workers, neighbors, etc. be aware of your surroundings and the people you allow in it.

            We all have a voice to stand up and be heard, thats obvious here in this forum. Why not use those voices to make change. If people feel that the law here is corrupt and wrong, then vote out those that shouldn't be in office, voice the names that are not worth their positions, start a group that works together to get these people out. I know I would personally get involved. There are several people in the system I would like to see voted out, again my opinion.

            I'm a survivor of domestic violence and what helped me and my sons to get out was God #1, my friends & family and many other woman(survivors themselves) who TAUGHT me and EDUCATED me to get me out and I've stayed out. My personal experience & opinion with law enforcement , I don't care much for them and would never call for help. My safe house is those closest to me whom I trust and my handgun.

            My ex-husband was & still is a cop in Washington State, one thing I learned in my experience, they help and back up their own, right or wrong. The best way is to reach out to the public and those who are higher and can make a difference. I know I'm having the ACLU (american civil liberties union) along with some other affiliates in goverment look at the judicial system in this town. You all have a voice, take the time to use it!!

          • One Time posted at 4:34 am on Tue, Dec 28, 2010.

            One Time Posts: 19





          • Flathead Resident posted at 11:07 pm on Mon, Dec 27, 2010.

            Flathead Resident Posts: 107

            Ok, I do know all parties involved and am furious with all the accusations flying around on this site. Both families are mourning the loss of two loved females. Tyler's family loved these girls, she was the mother to his child and accepted them into their family and was trying to protect her from Tyler as well. No lies were told to Jaimi as his mother was not aware that he was showing up when he did. PLEASE, remember any lies, rumors, or pot stirrers only hurt the parties involved all the more. There is a little girl connected to both families that will have to grow up without a mother and a father who will be in prison for the rest of his life. She will only have her uncles, aunts, cousins, and grandparents as a family. Please be sensitive to their loss at this time and give up the blame game. We all know Tyler killed Jaimi and her daughter Alyssa, and they will forever be missed by family, friends, and loved ones.
            His family had no idea or control over Tyler's actions or behaviors. He is soley accountable for his actions and his family is suffering too. They are not suffering because Tyler is in custody, they are suffering the loss of these two lives which they tried to save until emergency responders arrived and fully cooperated with law enforcement to the fullest. They will forever hear those gun shots, see their bodies lying there, and more importantly feel guilt. Please, show compassion for all involved except for Tyler who created this tragic event.

          • youdontknowjack posted at 10:54 pm on Mon, Dec 27, 2010.

            youdontknowjack Posts: 5

            Tyler's mom did not set Jaimi up. Jaimi was on her way there and Tyler showed up. His mom was trying to call her to tell her that she would meet Jaimi in town to drop off the baby when Jaimi showed up at the house. His mom didn't even know that Tyler was coming over to the house. His mother is one of the nicest and most caring people that I have ever met. This a horrible, horrible thing that has happened. Put pointing fingers at everybody and their dog and saying cruel things won't bring these obviously very loved ladies back. They are in my prayers.

          • MrMark posted at 10:34 pm on Mon, Dec 27, 2010.

            MrMark Posts: 359

            There are a few of you who are obviously anti-police that are trying to muddy the waters here. You must be high to believe that the KPD would give a ride home to someone in a situation like this. babs, if your such a good friend of the family's why don't you know how to spell Jaimi's name right? I don't really think that you know ANY of the "cops" other than ones who have wronged you in your own little mind, nor did you have any "friends" at the bar, at least that were sober enough to have a clue what was going on. Tyler won't be getting off "free" and what exactly would be the "wrong" jail?

          • babs-hammertime posted at 10:19 pm on Mon, Dec 27, 2010.

            babs-hammertime Posts: 3

            Its alot easier for a man to say "learn how to defend yourself" then its actually possible..... Men have more strength and or more willing to kill than a woman. women have to think through steps and conciquences and guys act on impulse.I hate it when people say women can defend themselves. especially if she loved that man at one point she wouldnt want to hurt him. Where was the baby while all of this was happening? Was she in Jami's arms???

          • babs-hammertime posted at 10:10 pm on Mon, Dec 27, 2010.

            babs-hammertime Posts: 3

            ok about the ride home thing. I know the cops and some of the people at the bar who were on lockdown for an hour while the cops had Tylers car towed to his house and they gave him a ride.

          • justathought posted at 9:59 pm on Mon, Dec 27, 2010.

            justathought Posts: 54

            *SIIIIIGH* Here it goes again- shoulda known it would pop-up .. but let's just clarify one last time....
            A gun kills anything just about as well as a rope hangs people.

            A person who is bent on hanging someone or lots of someone's- by that logic then should be cause for ALL ROPE to be outlawed.
            Because, there is absolutely no-way they can hang someone with anything but a rope right?

            Someone bent on killing someone will use whatever means necessary for them to complete the job.
            A gun can be convenient (or so it's thought) because it shouldn't leave behind much in the way of evidence (which in this day and age simply is not true.) But as to convenience- one could, and often does consider anything as a weapon. Car, hammer, poison... the list goes on....
            So, shall we ban all hammers, cars, cleaners, ropes, extension cords and so on- in the name of 'safety'???

            Statistically speaking, not going off the DL or anyone's comments here- just national statistics: This man would have eventually killed this woman one way or the other-Period. Whether he beat her, ran her over or shot her... statistics say it would happen.
            How to prevent it is a whole other topic and mostly that starts with educating our young women in how NOT to be a victim, period.

          • babs-hammertime posted at 9:59 pm on Mon, Dec 27, 2010.

            babs-hammertime Posts: 3

            I was a friend of Ally's and am close friends with her best friend and boyfriend. i cant believe this happened. My mother and father were close friends with Jami. I think the cops in this town need to pay attention to thier priorities. If jami called in a threat on x-mas eve Tyler should have been put in jail for violation of parole or could've given jami an escort. I know Tyler was also abusive to Jami and Ally. Tyler duscusts me..... I know of serveral people who would have died to save them. I hope he doesnt get off free or go to the wrong jail.

          • doubletee1 posted at 9:33 pm on Mon, Dec 27, 2010.

            doubletee1 Posts: 3

            well tyler must be getting ready to present himself as a nice guy in court, cuz i just went on to his my space and everything has changed. there are no skull and cross bones. no horrible messages about hating the world. just a nice guy who loved the mountains. how strange.

          • AlaskaChristina80 posted at 9:25 pm on Mon, Dec 27, 2010.

            AlaskaChristina80 Posts: 1

            Let me start by saying this for knowurfax, she went to his moms house to pick up her infant daughter. And the call she made on Christmas Eve day WAS looking for protective custody, but she received NO help from law enforcement, they merely said, "Sorry, but we really don't have anywhere for you to go." She was scared.

          • katcf posted at 9:22 pm on Mon, Dec 27, 2010.

            katcf Posts: 2

            Sorry, I'm new to this......Jaimi is DEAD....Alyssa is DEAD....WHAT does it MATTER where they were hours earlier? Or why they had Christmas dinner with his family?????? Just askin'.....

          • katcf posted at 9:20 pm on Mon, Dec 27, 2010.

            katcf Posts: 2

            knowurfax: R U KIDDING???????

          • broken posted at 9:18 pm on Mon, Dec 27, 2010.

            broken Posts: 8

            knowurfax, Jaimi was good friends with Tylers mother who was babysitting the baby overnight, Jaimi needed to go pick up the baby so she called Tylers mother and asked if he was anywhere around because if he was she was not coming, she made this call sitting right next to me. Tylers mother told Jaimi she had not seen him..she lied to my sister because her son promised her if Jaimi came over they would just "talk". but somehow there he was at the front door ready to kill my family. And Jaimi never had Christmas dinner with his family, she was right here with her own.

          • knowurfax posted at 7:24 pm on Mon, Dec 27, 2010.

            knowurfax Posts: 1

            Anyone who knows Tyler and Jaimi, knows that they were poisonous to each other. For the love of God can anyone tell me why she went to his families house for Christmas dinner only hours after he pulled and gun on her and treatened to kill her. If he has miraculously escaped the swat team at the Scoreboard then why wasn't she locked away in hiding somewhere. I would be.

          • Strider posted at 7:19 pm on Mon, Dec 27, 2010.

            Strider Posts: 432

            The outcome could have been the same if he had shown up with a knife or length of pipe. It could have been quite the opposite if the threats had been taken REALLY seriously by Jaimi and she had armed herself. Don't take this as an indictment of her, for there are MANY who, even if they had a gun, could not pull the trigger. I'm just pointing out that if these bullied and abused women would learn how to put that little chunk of lead between the eyes of these so-called men, there are a lot of cops who would actually be happy.

            Never let the threatener in your house & never tell them that you have armed yourself. In fact, I would assume that if someone voices a threat & especially if they are armed at the time, the threat is real and I would cut off ALL contact. And don't forget to make reports to the police & ex parte motions in court.

            If you fear they may try to sneak in while you are sleeping, fish line, empty pop cans & gravel can make a real cheap alarm. A piece of 2x6 can make a good bar for your door so you can get your gun out before he is too close.

          • MrMark posted at 7:02 pm on Mon, Dec 27, 2010.

            MrMark Posts: 359

            I want to start by saying that I am not defending Tyler, but would like to convey the human side of this inhuman act and how badly I feel for the Hurlbert family. I too worked with Tyler at TeleTech and counseled him many times. I knew that he had troubles in the past and he was trying to turn things around in his life and for a while, it appeared like he had. I don't profess to know or understand the demons that lived inside him, but obviously it became too much. Before he left TeleTech several months ago, he seemed like he was regressing and I became worried about him. I talked to him and asked him if he was ok. He didn't tell me anything that I remember, but I remember his tears. Something was wrong and I couldn't help him, but I'd hoped that by showing him I cared enough to ask, somehow he would feel a little better. This isn't the Tyler I and many others that he touched knew. I just wish that he had gotten the help that he needed. Tyler definitely needs to pay for his actions in the most severe means that the law provides and in a way I'm sorry to say that I knew him. The side that I saw was a caring and sensitive individual. Very sad indeed.

          • squirt posted at 6:40 pm on Mon, Dec 27, 2010.

            squirt Posts: 1

            its the stupid ******* laws fault he threatend jamies work to start shooting and the stupid police just took him home alyssa was one of my best friends i had classes with her and she didnt deserve it same goes to jamie the kpd should have taken him the couple of times he had threatend the scoreboard!!!! the cops are ignorant morons!!! >:(

          • redhawk posted at 6:04 pm on Mon, Dec 27, 2010.

            redhawk Posts: 150

            When people die because law enforcement chooses to do nothing, yes, law enforcement is absolutely to blame for the death. Prioritizing jail space for violent offenders should be a no-brainer, but there ya have it. A suspended sentence for a violent felon?! C'mon. This creep should have been in jail long ago. And it doesn't say much for law enforcement if they let him escape/gave him a ride home... after waving a gun around and making public death threats the day before his intended victim was murdered.

            It is a proven fact that a woman's odds of dying at the hands of some violent creep skyrocket AFTER she actually leaves her abuser. Many women stay in relationships because they KNOW that nothing will be done to protect them. The legal system in the Flathead Valley has a long and ugly history of ignoring and enabling violent offenders, AND A TRAIL OF BODIES TO PROVE IT.

            I just hope that enough people will continue to demand the truth, and change this sorry state of a affairs.

          • mkohana posted at 5:06 pm on Mon, Dec 27, 2010.

            mkohana Posts: 41

            My apologies, I meant that I agreed with Photoguy... not M, sorry about that...mistake, thanks

          • mkohana posted at 5:01 pm on Mon, Dec 27, 2010.

            mkohana Posts: 41

            My apologize correction, I meant I agree with Photoguy, Not M....in my post.

          • mkohana posted at 4:59 pm on Mon, Dec 27, 2010.

            mkohana Posts: 41

            I so agree with everything that “M” said on that PEOPLE make the horrible choice to kill, not guns, they are just tools. Just like a drunk driver who killed my sister, the PERSON chose to get behind the wheel (another tool) and drive the car that killed her, the car obviously couldn’t kill her by itself, just like the gun couldn’t either.

            I honestly don’t think the Sherriff or KPD take anything serious other than meeting their ticket quota for the month. No one expects law enforcement to solve peoples problems, but they are being paid by tax payers to do the job they CHOSE TO DO and that’s PROTECT the people. Did they protect Alyssa and Jaimi, NO I honestly don’t think they did.

            My fiance’ has repeatedly made attempts to get help from the Sherriff and KPD to stop his ex-wife from making horrific threats on his and all our lives. INCLUDING phone calls to law enforcement, filing for a TRO, keeping recorded threats made on our cells (even after Judge Ortley told us to erase them) We’ve been to court twice now once in July the other last week Monday December 20th, both dismissed by Judge Ortley. She’s already made two physical attempts to stab him, nothing done. She’s an alcoholic, has gotten off 3 DUI’s and now getting away with threatening his life.

            There is a serious flaw in the system here and many people know it and are aware of it, were not fools michael, not all victims back out when the law arrives, sometime the law doesn’t even show and then sometimes they do show but still don’t do anything to help the situation and/or victim. You say there are wonderful people in your department? Of course, It only takes a moron to make this comment. The real deal is that law enforcement, cops, judges, someone dropped the ball in regards to this tragedy, this SHOULD HAVE and COULD HAVE been prevented and now those people should be punished just has harshly as though they were the killer themselves.

            Hell my son is being punished and put on probation till the age of 17 for an email that he never sent to a witness in a case, no threats made in that email, but because, he was in the same room(though there were 6 others) and didn’t do anything to stop that email, he was the only one formally and harshly charged for it, not even the sender was ever charged, same smell here…the law enforcement did absolutely nothing to protect Alyssa and Jaimi, NOTHING!

          • MixedGirl posted at 2:12 pm on Mon, Dec 27, 2010.

            MixedGirl Posts: 2

            My heart goes out to Alyssa and her mom. My daughter was a dear friend of Alyssa and actually met her entire family. She said they were real sweethearts and a loving family.My daughter loves Alyssa and her mom very much they were like her second family. She said Alyssa was a bright and beautiful girl she was so talented and was so pleasant to be around. I hope all her friends at Glacier High and Flathead High pray for her and her mother and realize that those two young women did nothing wrong to deserve this fate. I also hope that the friends of Alyssa and her mom go to the funeral and have an memorial at both the schools .My daughter loves you Alyssa so very much. I cant imagine what went through the killers mind when he shot those two innocent people. I hope he gets what he deserves because no family should go through anything terrible like this. On Christmas day as long as we live, everyone that knew these young women, we will think of them everyday and know that they are in a better place where no one can ever hurt them again. We <3 you girls with all our hearts.

          • Original American posted at 1:24 pm on Mon, Dec 27, 2010.

            Original American Posts: 12

            Well, that's one way to cut down on your MySpace friends.
            The guy is a pathetic loser, now the taxpayers get to pay for his meals, housing and medical care for the next 60 years.

          • dishguru posted at 12:17 pm on Mon, Dec 27, 2010.

            dishguru Posts: 11

            doubletee1: The article makes no mention of a"ride home". What is your source of this information? A vivid imagination? Or perhaps an agenda of some sort?

          • Partyer posted at 12:09 pm on Mon, Dec 27, 2010.

            Partyer Posts: 684

            from the article above:
            "Officers were unable to locate him on Friday, but towed his vehicle from the parking lot, according to dispatch logs."
            That probably really made his day. You'd think if they wanted to find him they'd just wait for him to come back for his car.
            Drugs. Some people want to make them legal.

          • Pashta posted at 12:05 pm on Mon, Dec 27, 2010.

            Pashta Posts: 7

            It sounds like police here don't take domestic issues seriously enough. Unfortunately for this woman and her daughter. But maybe now they will. My heart goes out to the family. :(

          • photoguy posted at 11:59 am on Mon, Dec 27, 2010.

            photoguy Posts: 940


            Guns do not kill people, people kill people and they use a wide variety of tools to do it, when my sister was murdered just over three years ago, I never thought and she would have said guns kill people! People make choices, in these situations they are the wrong and the most horrible choice..

            This guy has a long history of criminal activities, he should have never had a gun to begin with..but those H**l bent on destruction are always going to find a way to compete their heinous acts.

            My heart and prayers go out to the family and friends of these two women, the murder of a loved one is the hardest to understand, let alone accept..

            Are the police at fault, I don't know, I do hope we find out as this situation progresses, so we can improve in the future and break the chain of violence that happens in this country...

            But for those of you that keep saying guns kill people, you are wrong, guns have no intent, they have no reason to do anything without that human holding it and making the bad choice to use it..

          • michael posted at 11:58 am on Mon, Dec 27, 2010.

            michael Posts: 533

            Those who would attempt to blame the law officers and the judge are the total fools. Many times when a report is made of domestic abuse, the victim backs out when the law arrives. I don't know about this instance, but in those cases where the victim won't follow through, they are only asking for more problems down the line. We have a wonderful bunch of people working for our police dept and sheriff's office, but they are not mind readers, not are they babysitters for those who will not help themselves. You are right "M". This, as so many others each and every day is a gun issue. The gun nuts say people kill, not the weapon. Of course, it only takes a moron to make this comment. The deal is, many many many of these gun nuts are unstable. That is what has to be remedied.

          • redhawk posted at 11:53 am on Mon, Dec 27, 2010.

            redhawk Posts: 150

            And once again...what ever happened to investigative reporting? There has been no official story in any of the news media about exactly what did happen at the Scoreboard that night, that I can find. I know the bar was locked down for four hours, and that there were five cop cars surrounding the perp's car at one point. Other than that, nothing. Did the cops give the perp a ride home? Did he escape? If so, how confident should we be with our police force's capabilities? This perp is a felon. Why was he not jailed for even possessing a gun?

          • doubletee1 posted at 11:29 am on Mon, Dec 27, 2010.

            doubletee1 Posts: 3

            This makes me sick. I could not drive a car in kalispell without tags on it or i would be stopped by law enforcement, ticketed and fined. If any of us were to walk down the street in Kalispell having had too much to drink we would be arrested for public intoxication, or disorderly contact. And yet this sub human with a rap sheet as long as flathead lake can go into a public bar, threaten to murder people, with a hundred witnesses and instead of going to jail, he gets a ride home from the cops. Only to get rested up for Christmas day to slaughter a mother and daughter. What a sick shame. I do not understand that! KPD might as well have provided him a weapon as well to do the deed. They in fact helped this monster do what he did. I am embarrassed for us as a community at this point. I am horrified that my tax dollars provide a salary to a law enforcement team that did nothing to prevent this tragedy! I am so sorry to this family, and can only say that i hope justice is done here with the people who obviously did not do the job that they are commissioned to do. I am praying for that.

          • m posted at 11:16 am on Mon, Dec 27, 2010.

            m Posts: 12

            Guns kill people. We, as a nation, need to talk about this. These young women had no rights to life, liberty or anything else as long as someone else had a gun that he wanted to use on them. He had all the rights and they had none. I am not talking Constitutional Rights, I am talking rights over life and death.

          • MTMomma70 posted at 9:41 am on Mon, Dec 27, 2010.

            MTMomma70 Posts: 3

            I'm still in shock from reading this and knowing Tyler, I worked with him at Teletech. My thoughts and prayers go out to the rest of Jaimi and Alyssa's family. My question in all this was where was baby Haley when all this happened?

          • old2x4 posted at 9:40 am on Mon, Dec 27, 2010.

            old2x4 Posts: 2

            Old Cowboy is absolutely right! I couldn't have written it better. Respect for the law is learned (or not) at a young age.

          • dln posted at 8:40 am on Mon, Dec 27, 2010.

            dln Posts: 50

            So tragic. So sensless. My prayers and condolences to the families.

          • OldCowboy posted at 7:13 am on Mon, Dec 27, 2010.

            OldCowboy Posts: 15

            Well here we go again.........let the LIBERAL judges loose on society, and this is what we get. I, for one, am sick and tired of this going on, and personally, I think it is time to return to the Vigilante system this state used 100 years ago. It worked then, no reason to believe it won't work now! Let our law enforcement officers do the job they signed up for, and quit tying thier hands with idiotic quasi-legal decrees issued by all these liberal judges like Ortley, Lympus and Molloy ...........I say, take this moron out to the city square, find a good Hanging Tree, and HANG him in PUBLIC!!!! When the punihment fits the crime, then, and ONLY then, will these sensless crimes stop!

          • broken posted at 6:50 am on Mon, Dec 27, 2010.

            broken Posts: 8

            there were many more than 2 attempts to get help from law enforcement

          • Claus posted at 6:31 am on Mon, Dec 27, 2010.

            Claus Posts: 392

            His MySpace page is interesting.


          • gracelyn42 posted at 9:41 pm on Sun, Dec 26, 2010.

            gracelyn42 Posts: 10

            Thank you for the update @minderella!!!!!!!

          • minderella posted at 9:19 pm on Sun, Dec 26, 2010.

            minderella Posts: 14

            He is still listed on the Flathead County jail roster. So lets hope he is still in there!

          • mysecretreasures posted at 9:17 pm on Sun, Dec 26, 2010.

            mysecretreasures Posts: 12



          • gracelyn42 posted at 9:02 pm on Sun, Dec 26, 2010.

            gracelyn42 Posts: 10

            It's been reported that he's already been released on his own recognizance---?????.....PLEASE address this DIL. If so, I can guarantee there will be immense backlash in our grieving community. I hope the courts and officers remember this in the future to prevent any further tragedies. When I was assaulted, Judge Heidi Ulbricht was my one and only ally against further danger. I am eternally grateful to her for protecting my life from the person who attacked me. This Christmas Day tragedy should NOT have happened. PERIOD. I will continue to pray for some sort of comfort to come to their families in this trying time. Rest In Peace & God Bless dear Jaimi and Alyssa ♥

          • seascape61 posted at 8:27 pm on Sun, Dec 26, 2010.

            seascape61 Posts: 1

            This tragedy could have been prevented had the police department listened when they received not 1, but 2 calls for help! Where does it stop?

          • redhawk posted at 7:49 pm on Sun, Dec 26, 2010.

            redhawk Posts: 150

            Sooo, in June of 95 he received a sentence of 60 months, that would be 5 years?! not counting the suspended time, and in Aug of 98 he was obviously out...to get a suspended sentence for criminal mischief in Flathead County, was in jail in Silverbow county for something, but escaped in 2003 . The key should have been thrown away long ago.

          • BoloBrat posted at 7:36 pm on Sun, Dec 26, 2010.

            BoloBrat Posts: 23




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