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Bates lawsuit goes to hearing Monday as state seeks to end case

State lawyers Monday will try to persuade a judge to toss a lawsuit that aims to hold the state accountable for releasing Anthony Montwheeler three years ago. Monthweeler remains in jail pending criminal charges criminal charges that he kidnapped and murdered an ex-wife in January 2017, and while fleeing police crashed into an oncoming vehicle outside Ontario, killing David Bates of Vale.

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