(MISSOULA)- A Missoula judge is giving prosecutors and defense attorneys until September 12th to work out a plea bargain for the man accused of killing two friends during a drunk driving accident last winter.
Justin Leshai Barber is accused of crashing his car on a curve on Hillview Drive back in March while he and his friends were coming home from a party. The crash killed 20-year old Jason McDonald and 18-year old Joshua Gruebele.
Attorneys have been working on a plea agreement that could keep Barber from going to trial for several weeks. KPAX TV reports during a court appearance Wednesday, Barber waived his right to a speedy trial. But the judge set the September date for both sides to complete an agreement.