Prosecutors: Father, son were on 'suicide mission' when deputy killed


Lloyd Barrus, right, listens to his attorneys Craig Shannon and Greg Jackson, center, before his trial begins Thursday morning in Butte. Barrus is charged in the death of Deputy Mason Moore in May 2017.

Lloyd Barrus, 65, stands trial Thursday for the death Deputy Mason Moore outside of Three Forks in May 2017.

Craig Shannon, the defense attorney for Lloyd Barrus, presents his opening argument to the jury on Thursday in Butte. His hand mimics a gun as he talks about the trajectory of shell casings in reference to several photographs showing shell casings at the scene of Barrus’ arrest in May 2017.

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