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Man Sentenced for His Part in Dietrich Robbery
SHOSHONE, Idaho (AP) — A 23-year-old Twin Falls man who pleaded guilty to his role in a home invasion robbery has been sentenced to at least 10 years in prison. Aaron Donabedian was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years in prison for aiding and abetting a burglary and five to 14 years for aiding and a…
Convicted Murderer to Get New Lawyer
KETCHUM, Idaho (AP) - A central Idaho judge has ordered that a new attorney be appointed for a woman who was convicted of killing both her parents when she was a teenager and is now serving two life sentences without possibility of parole. The Idaho Mountain Express reports that 5th District Court J…
AP Sue Over State’s Execution Practice
BOISE, Idaho (AP) - A San Francisco-based federal appeals court ruled in 2002 that every aspect of an execution should be open to witnesses, from the moment the condemned enters the death chamber to his final heartbeat. The ruling established what was expected of the nine Western states within the c…
Judge Signs Death Warrant for Inmate
BOISE -- A 7th District Judge has signed a death warrant for condemned inmate Richard Albert Leavitt, ordering that he be executed by lethal injection. Barring any last-minute court intervention, Leavitt will be executed on June 12. Leavitt was convicted in the July 18, 1984 brutal murder of 31-year…
Boise Police Release More Info On Twin Falls Judge DUI Charge
Boise police have released more information regarding a Twin Falls County Magistrate Judge who was recently cited by that department on a charge of excessive DUI.  The Times News reports that Judge Nicole Cannon was pulled over by Boise police in April after a police officer noticed her vehicle…
Twin Falls County Judge Cited For DUI
A Twin Falls County 5th Judicial District Magistrate Judge has been cited by Boise police for driving under the influence.  The Times News reports today that Magistrate Nicole Cannon was cited on April 19th for excessive driving under the influence.  According to Idaho law, a DUI is consid…
“Occupy Boise” Still Has Some Time
(KTVB) The Occupy Boise encampment has won a partial reprieve.  Occupy Boise sought an injunction against a new law meant to evict the group from their encampment near the state Capitol. U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill ruled this morning that he plans to hold an evidentiary hearing in the…
Judge In Correctional Facility Suit Steps Down
A federal judge has agreed to step down from a potential class-action lawsuit over conditions at an Idaho prison at the request of its operator, Corrections Corp. of America.  Chief U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill has been handling the lawsuit brought by inmates at the Idaho Correctional Center…
There’s A New Judge In Town
Twin Falls County will have a new magistrate judge soon.  Former Minidoka County Prosecutor Nicole Cannon will be sworn in at a ceremony on March 11 in the Twin Falls County judicial building.  Cannon will join Magistrate Judges Tom Kershaw and Roger Harris...