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Families of Montwheeler’s victims speak out at sentencing hearing

A memorial to Vale's David Bates is a solemn fixture on Oregon Highway 201 between Ontario and Vale. Last week family members of Bates and Annita Harmon spoke about the loss of the two area residents during a sentencing hearing for Anthony Montwheeler. (The Enterprise/File).

VALE – Anthony Montwheeler came to court Friday dressed in clean street clothes, wearing glasses and sporting a fresh haircut.

His appearance was a far cry from the disheveled, jail-uniform clad figure seen in a long series of court appearances at the . . .