GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming man has entered no contest and guilty pleas after he was charged with killing and dismembering two of his childhood friends.
The Gillette News Record reports 37-year-old Michael Montano on Monday pleaded no contest to two counts of second-degree murder and pleaded guilty to two counts of mutilation of dead bodies.
Montano was arrested in October 2016 after authorities say the bodies of 33-year-old Phillip Brewer and 38-year-old Jody Fortuna were found in the back of Montano’s truck and in a storage locker.
Authorities say the victims who were childhood friends of Montano in Rock Springs died from gunshot wounds.
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Authorities say it took Montano two days to cut up the bodies.
Montano’s sentencing is scheduled for late April.
Information from: The Gillette (Wyo.) News Record, http://www.gillettenewsrecord.com