Judge denies motion, Holm headed to prison


MISSOULA, Mont. - After an 18-month delay a Lolo man is scheduled to go to prison.

Missoula County District Court Judge Dusty Deschamps denied a request from Brian Holm to push back his prison sentence.

Holm was convicted of vehicular homicide under the influence in 2011 and sentenced to 30 years in prison with 15 suspended after he ran over a killed Brian Beaver from Washington state.

Through a lengthy appeal process and some medical issues Holm hasn't served a day in prison. Most recently he asked for 12 weeks to recover from a heart surgery he had in Minnesota.

Tuesday Judge Deschamps denied that request and ordered Holm to appear at a hearing next week.

"It's about time he stands up and takes the penalty for what he's done," said Beaver's father Brian Beaver Sr.

Beaver said knowing Holm is scheduled to go to prison is bittersweet.

"It's a relief to find out that maybe the justice system will finally work." said Beaver, "It's kind of sad that the judge has let it go on as and far as he has, he  (Holm) should never have been out to start with."

The hearing is scheduled for April 16. At that time Judge Deschamps will likely turn Holm over to deputies who will transport him to the Montana State Prison.

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