Man charged in tomahawk killing accused of witness tampering
A Montana man charged with killing another man by hitting him in the neck with a tomahawk has also pleaded not guilty to threatening a witness.
James Michael Parker pleaded not guilty Monday to the tampering charge.
He previously pleaded not guilty to deliberate homicide in the 2018 death of Lloyd Geaudry during a street brawl in Great Falls involving nearly a dozen people.
Prosecutors allege Parker threatened the witness, who was also in jail, after reading the police report on the case.
Parker's trial is set for Aug. 3.