Associated Press, Published May 10 2012
Suspects in murder of Montana teacher to appear in court Tuesday
Forty-eight-year-old Lester Van Waters Jr. and 23-year-old Michael Spell allegedly snatched Arnold off a Sidney street, killed her and buried her body in a field in North Dakota's booming Bakken oil patch.
They were arrested about a week after Arnold disappeared in early January. Authorities did not recover her body until late March.
Court documents indicate that Spell has blamed Waters for choking Arnold to death; Waters allegedly said Spell did it.
The two Colorado men previously pleaded not guilty to aggravated kidnapping, a charge that was filed before Arnold's body was found.
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