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Man in Great Falls charged with murder after body found in motel bathtub

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Stanley Isaac LeBeau Stanley Isaac LeBeau
GREAT FALLS -

Stanley Isaac LeBeau was arrested on Thursday on a warrant for deliberate homicide in connection to a recent death at a Great Falls motel.

The Great Falls Police Department was called on May 16 to the Airway Motel on the southwest side of Great Falls.

The name of the victim has not yet been released.

Court documents stated that LeBeau had cut off his GPS monitoring bracelet, and officers were searching for him on May 16.

They checked at the Airway Motel, which was his registered address, but officers said it didn't appear that anyone was in the room at the time.

Just before 11 p.m. that night, officers were dispatched to Foxy's Casino for a report of a traffic complaint.

Officers found LeBeau and another person inside a vehicle, and they arrested LeBeau for a probation violation. 

Court documents stated that LeBeau complained about his handcuffs, and told a police officer that if he adjusted the cuffs, he would tell the officer about a murder.

A second officer was called over, and one officer adjusted the cuffs.

At that point, court documents stated that LeBeau admitted that he had killed a woman, and her body was in the bathtub in his motel room.

LeBeau then said he didn't want to talk anymore about the murder.

Officers were then dispatched to the Airway Motel, and they found the body of the woman in the bathtub. 

Court documents identified the victim only as "Jane Doe."

LeBeau later gave one of the officers more details, saying that he and Doe had been "partying" with drugs earlier when things got out of hand, and told investigators that he had killed her "because she wouldn't shut up." 

LeBeau told police that he had hit Doe and killed her and didn't know what to do with the body, so he hid it in the bathtub.

Court documents stated that autopsy results show that Doe had been killed "with a blow to the head," causing a skull fracture.

Her body had "likely been in the bath tub for a couple days."

LeBeau told officers that he had been planning to go on a "killing spree" at the time he was arrested, and the only reason he didn't was because he had lost the scissors he had bought to kill people with.

He also told police that he had been hearing voices and using meth and spice in the days leading up the murder.

LeBeau has convictions in Cascade County, Missoula County, and Silver Bow County for burglary, criminal possession of dangerous drugs, escape, and DUI.

Prosecutors requested that bail for LeBeau be set at $500,000.

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