Man Enters Plea in Filer Murder Case
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — A southern Idaho man has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in connection with the stabbing and shooting death of a Filer man.
The Times-News reports Bradly Frank James, the 23-year-old grandson of Idaho Department of Correction Director Brent Reinke, entered the plea Monday in 5th District Court. Prosecutors originally charged James with first-degree murder. They agreed to ask for a sentence of 15 years to life in exchange for his plea.
Prosecutors said that on Dec. 12, James went to 58-year-old Larry Miller's home, shot him in the face with a rifle and stabbed him 25 times. Miller was still alive when officers found him a few blocks away, but died at the scene. James' defense attorney has said a psychiatrist believes James, a U.S. military veteran, has PTSD.