Holm booked in jail, headed to prison


By Emily Adamson, KECI Reporter, eadamson@keci.com
POSTED: 1:50 PM Apr 16 2013   UPDATED: 4:27 PM Apr 16 2013

A Lolo man convicted of vehicular homicide under the influence turned himself over to  Missoula County authorities Tuesday afternoon.

52-year-old Brian Holm hasn't served a day of his 15-year prison sentence for running over and killing 24-year-old Brian Beaver of Aberdeen, Wash. in November 2010. A jury convicted Holm in 2011. Since then he's filed several appeals and most recently had heart surgery out of state.

Holm asked for 12 weeks of recovery time in Minnesota, but Missoula County District Court Judge Dusty Deschamps ordered him to return to Missoula for an 'execution of sentencing hearing'.

Holm's attorney asked that Holm be allowed to turn himself in to the Missoula County Detention Center by 1p.m. Tuesday instead of attending the hearing. Shortly before 1:30 p.m. detention staff booked him into jail, where he'll wait to be transported to the Montana State Prison in Deer Lodge to serve his time.

But Holm is still fighting his sentence. He's filed a request with the Sentence Review Division of the Montana Supreme Court. The review board is scheduled to take a look at his sentence in August. Holm will likely make an argument for a lesser sentence, but the review board isn't bound to anything. Judges on the board can actually increase the sentence if they choose.

NBC Montana will keep you updated.