Jury convicts Idaho woman of first-degree murder
LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho woman has been convicted of killing her romantic rival. The Lewiston Tribune reports a jury on Friday found Jessica Colpitts guilty of first-degree murder in the 2017 shooting death of Samantha Fignani, both of Orofino.
Second District Judge Gregory FitzMaurice revoked bail for Colpitts, ordered a pre-sentence investigation and set sentencing for July. Colpitts will be held at the Latah County Jail until then.
Evidence against Colpitts included recorded phone calls between Colpitts and her boyfriend, Joseph Walker, who was incarcerated on drug charges during the time of the murder.
Walker admitted to Colpitts to having a sexual relationship with Fignani just before the shooting.
Prosecutor E. Clayne Tyler says Colpitts asked Cassie Madsen to drive her to Fignani's house.
Madsen testified that Colpitts walked up to Fignani's door and shot her with a .410 shotgun.