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Posted: Tuesday, November 25, 2003 11:00 pm

In the last five years, the Court TV network has become a cable powerhouse and is broadcast into nearly 8 million homes. One of the network's most popular offerings is "Forensic Files."

Each episode of the program profiles an actual criminal case that was in part solved through the use of scientific evidence - also called forensics.

Although actors are used to recreate some scenes, the real-life investigators, prosecutors, victims, witnesses and others involved tell the stories through on-camera interviews.

"Forensic Files" is coming to West Yellowstone. Cameras and crews will be here today (Friday). One of their tasks will be the filming of an interview with West Yellowstone News reporter Marlo Pronovost.

Pronovost will be asked about her recollections of the Larry Moore murder case. In 1993 Moore, a town resident, was convicted of killing his friend Brad Brisbin. This particular case was chosen by the Forensic Files writers because it was the first time in the history of the state in which someone was charged with and convicted of homicide without a body. The case was made possible when a Gallatin County District Court Judge allowed DNA evidence to be used at the trial. DNA forensic use was still relatively new at the time.

Ten years ago, at the time of the memorable trial, Marlo Pronovost (who was then Marlo Millikin) was a crime and court reporter for the Bozeman Chronicle.

She covered the case for five years, writing more than 75 articles. Those articles included DNA evidence hearings, daily trial coverage, features on the jury and Brisbin family as well as Moore's activities in prison.

"Forensic Files" often includes reporters in their programs because they have observed a case from the "outside" and tend to be able to have an objective view.

Pronovost left the Chronicle in 1996 and went to work for a professional golfer based in Bozeman. In 1999, she married Police Chief Bill Pronovost and moved here.

She continues to work for the golfer and got back into reporting just one month ago at the West Yellowstone News.

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