Montwheeler court case enters into new phase

Anthony Montwheeler's case is now set to go before a jury in February. (The Enterprise/File)

VALE – Attorneys representing a former Nampa man accused of killing an ex-wife and a Vale resident have requested a settlement conference with the Malheur County District Attorney’s Office.

The request is the latest plot point in a legal saga for Anthony Montwheeler that began on a fog-shrouded morning in January 2017 at an Ontario gas station.

Montwheeler’s defense team requested the settlement conference several weeks ago, said Dave Goldthorpe, Malheur County district attorney.

The conference is designed for the state and the defense to determine if some kind of deal can be reached on a legal matter.

Montwheeler remains in custody in the Malheur County Jail.

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