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Hundreds Expected For Montana Teacher's Funeral

SIDNEY, Mont. (AP) - Hundreds of people are expected to fill the Sidney High School gymnasium for the funeral of a high school teacher who was kidnapped at random and strangled in January.

A service for Sherry Arnold is set for 2 p.m. Friday with burial at the Sidney cemetery afterward. The 43-year-old mother of two disappeared after going for a jog on the morning of Jan. 7. Her disappearance shocked this eastern Montana city already dealing with growing pains from the oil boom of western North Dakota.

Authorities say Arnold was kidnapped at random, choked to death and buried near Williston, N.D. Suspects Michael Spell and Lester van Waters Jr. have pleaded not guilty to aggravated kidnapping.

 

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