UPDATE - Monday, 3:00 p.m. December 16

Tyler Dan Perry, 25, accused of beating his grandmother to death with a chair on Saturday night, December 14, appeared in Missoula Justice Court via video from the Missoula County jail on Monday, December 16.

Court documents indicate that Perry was staying with his grandmother Carol Perry, 72, in her home on West Kent Street when he picked up a chair and beat her repeatedly over the head as she was lying on the couch watching TV.

When asked about the motive for killing his grandmother, Perry replied that she had a "third eye", and that she was "actually sucking the life out of my tyranny to fulfill a purpose for her virtue of her own insanity." Perry denied having any previous psychiatric treatment or diagnosed mental health issues.

Perry was staying with his grandmother after coming to Missoula from Seattle several weeks ago.

Deputy Missoula County Attorney Shawn Thomas asked Judge Karen Orzech to place Perry in jail on $250,000 bond, due to the extreme danger to the community. Thomas also said the state opposed any pre-trial supervision in the case.

Judge Orzech agreed, and remanded Perry to the jail on $250,000 bond. His next court appearance will be December 30.

12:00 p.m., December 16 - Missoula authorities have released the name of the homicide victim that died around 9:00 p.m. Saturday, December 14 as Carole Perry, 72. Her grandson, Tyler Dan Perry, 25, will appear in justice court in court on Monday, December 16.

9:00 a.m. Sunday, December 15

The Missoula jail roster lists Tyler Dan Perry, 25, as having been arrested and charged with deliberate homicide. Perry was booked into the jail at about 1:40 a.m. on Sunday, December 15.


Just before 9 00 p.m. on Saturday night, December 14, Missoula Police responded to a homicide that had occurred on West Kent Street.

Detective Sergeant Scott Pastian, in a press release, said officers responded to a home in the 1500 block of West Kent street and encountered an adult male outside the residence who informed officers that he had just killed someone inside the residence. Inside, officers found a deceased adult female with blunt force trauma to the head. The man was placed under arrest for deliberate homicide. Police are currently investigating the crime scene.

The victim is believed to be a family member of the suspect. The names of the suspect and victim has not yet been released, as the next of kin have not yet been notified.

Anyone with information about the crime is asked to contact Detective Guy Baker at 396-3217.