It’s a case that attracted international attention- a newlyed bride accused of pushing her young husband to his death in Glacier National Park.
Now a federal judge has openly scoffed at the prosecutor, a US Senator’s son, who is advancing a new theory in the case, as Alice Miller reports:
A Kalispell bride accused of pushing her husband to his death in Glacier National Park in July may have blindfolded him first, prosecutors contended in U.S. District Court on Friday.
“Oh, come on,” U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy said in disbelief during the court hearing, at which prosecutors asked to delay the trial until February.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Zeno Baucus told Molloy prosecutors are awaiting DNA test results on a piece of fabric found 1,000 feet from Johnson’s body, where he fell from The Loop trail, just off Glacier Park’s Going-to-the-Sun Road.
Assistant US Attorney Zeno Baucus wouldn’t happen to be the same Zeno Baucus who is the son of US Senator Max Baucus(D-MT)? Senator Baucus is the same senator who recommended the appointment of his son’s current boss, the same senator who recommended the federal judge to the bench, and the same senator who got in some hot water after trying to appoint his then girlfriend to the US Attorney position in Montana.
Then again- Zeno Baucus is such a common name…
(I did confirm with the Helena office that it is indeed the same Zeno) As MainJustice.com, a news organization covering the Department of Justice in Washington, DC, also previously noted- Zeno’s wife took a job with DOJ back in 2009.