Victims Identified in Two Southern Montana Killings

The two homicides occurred Friday

By Associated Press

BILLINGS — Montana authorities have released the identifies of the victims in two homicides that occurred Friday.

Yellowstone County Sheriff Mike Linder said Monday that 34-year-old Jennifer L. McCollum was killed from injuries she received during an assault at the trailer court where she lived in Ballantine.

Linder declined to specify the injuries or provide further details.

Suspect Stephen Craig Phillips, 37, who lived in the same trailer court, faces charges of deliberate homicide and felony violation of probation. He was being held at the Yellowstone County jail.

Police in Billings say 33-year-old Kenneth Cobb died Friday after being shot in the chest on the city’s west end.

Robert Knight, 62, was being held at the Yellowstone County jail in Cobb’s death on suspicion of deliberate homicide.

Bond amounts for the defendants had not been set, and it was unknown if the two suspects had retained attorneys ahead of their initial court appearances.

There is no indication the two killings are related, according to Linder.

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