Suspect in Kidnap-Murder Reportedly Lured With Promise of Oil-Field Work

AP
Michael Spell promised job
Michael Spell promised job

By Matthew Brown and P. Solomon Banda


BILLINGS, Mont. -- Family and friends of one of the two suspects in a brutal Montana kidnapping described him as an illiterate young father who was eager for work when he fell under the sway of a convicted criminal promising lucrative work in the Bakken oil fields.