Posted: Apr 9, 2013 8:01 PM by Irina Cates - MTN News
MISSOULA - A Missoula judge denied a motion to continue the court date for the man convicted of driving drunk and killing a pedestrian in 2010. The judge said that Brian Holm has to appear before him next Tuesday.
Holm had heart surgery in Minnesota on February 20th and then claimed that he couldn't travel. The state consulted with a local cardiac surgeon who says Holm should have recovered enough by now to travel.
Prosecutors also say Holm knew he would have to be back here for the April 16th hearing and that he was asking for the continuance just to postpone his prison sentence.
In August of 2011, a jury convicted Holm of DUI and for hitting and killing Brian Beaver as he walked on a sidewalk on Brooks Street.
A judge sentenced him to 15 years in prison, but allowed him to remain free pending an appeal to the Montana Supreme Court. The supreme court upheld Holm's conviction.