Gillette Man Charged With Two Counts Of Murder; He Cut Up Their Bodies With A Saw
A 37-year-old Gillette man is charged with killing two people, cutting up their bodies with a saw and storing them in his vehicle.
The Gillette News Record reports Michael Montano made his initial appearance in Circuit Court on Tuesday on two counts of second-degree murder in the deaths of 33-year-old Phillip Brewer and 38-year-old Jody Fortuna.
Montano also is charged with two counts of mutilation of dead human bodies.
He did not enter a plea. His bail was set at $2.5 million cash. Prosecutors did not indicate a motive.
Campbell County deputies say a woman reported Saturday that she saw Brewer's body in the back of Montano's pickup truck the night before.
Another man told investigators that Montano said he cut up the bodies with a saw in his bathtub.