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Authorities told slain student looking for alcohol

May 13, 2014

MISSOULA, Montana (AP) — Authorities say a 17-year-old German foreign exchange studen was apparently looking for an alcoholic beverage when he wandered into a partially open garage and was shot to death in Missoula, Montana.

According to court records made public Monday, Diren Dede and Ecuadorean exchange student Robby Pazmino were out walking in the neighborhood when Dede entered Markus Kaarma’s garage on April 27. Pazmino told police he thought Dede was looking for alcohol.

Court documents say Kaarma and his wife claim they had been burglarized twice in the three weeks before the shooting. Kaarma allegedly told a hairdresser several days prior that he was waiting up to kill the intruders, whom he referred to as “kids.”

Kaarma faces one count of deliberate homicide in Dede’s slaying.

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