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Trial dates set for 3 people charged with Great Falls child's murder

Emilio Renova, Stephanie Byington, and Racso Birdtail charged with homicide
Posted at 9:48 AM, Dec 12, 2019

Cascade County Attorney Josh Racki confirmed to MTN News on Wednesday that the trial dates for three people charged with killing 5-year old Antonio "Tony" Renova have been scheduled.

Tony died in November while in the custody of his parents, Emilio Renova and Stephanie Byington. A third suspect, Racso Birdtail, is also charged with deliberate homicide.

There had been some issues with the scheduling of their trial dates earlier this week, but Racki confirmed on Wednesday that Renova's trial date is set for Jan. 11, 2021.

Byington's trial is scheduled to begin Feb. 22, 2021. Birdtail will go on trial on April 12, 2021.