Cavey Rossbach gets 100 years for 2018 Bill Conko-Camel murder

Zoe Buchli

A man will serve a 100-year term in state prison for the shooting death of William “Bill” Conko-Camel in Dixon in 2018, giving Conko-Camel’s family a sense of closure after a nearly four-year-long criminal justice process.

A jury convicted Cavey Rossbach, 47, of one count of deliberate homicide in April. On Thursday, Missoula County District Judge Leslie Halligan sentenced him to 90 years for the deliberate homicide charge and an additional 10 years for a weapons enhancement. None of Rossbach’s sentence includes suspended time, and no parole restriction was imposed. The sentencing took place in Sanders County District Court.  

“Today was a heavy day for our family as the healing begins,” Liz Camel, the victim’s sister, said on behalf of Conko-Camel’s family after the sentence was delivered. “The 100-year sentence will not bring Bill back, but it will bring some resemblance of justice and peace for our family. Now that Cavey Rossbach was held accountable for his action and our families’ pain, we can finally let Bill rest in peace.” 

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