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Eye On Boise archive for Nov. 2008

TUESDAY, NOV. 4, 2008

'As big or bigger than we thought'

Turnout in Idaho so far is big. “It’s looking as big or bigger than we thought,” said Idaho Secretary of State Ben Ysursa, who predicted a record turnout of 700,000, or 80 percent of registered voters. “I’ve heard good reports about not taking too long...

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MONDAY, NOV. 3, 2008

Duncan's last appearance in Idaho

Here are links to my full stories on the developments in the Joseph Duncan case today, the day of Duncan’s final sentencing and final appearance in Idaho. You can read my main story here, and my sidebar here on my interview with Steve Groene, father...

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Judge: 'You will always be a danger'

After Duncan gave his odd statement in court, Judge Edward Lodge immediately sentenced the killer for his remaining non-capital federal crimes, saying the court must impose “a sentence that reflects the severity of the offenses, provides just punishment, and promotes respect for the law.” Duncan’s...

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Three death sentences and nine life sentences

Between the state and federal charges, at the conclusion of today’s sentencing proceedings, Joseph Duncan now faces three death sentences and nine life sentences for his crimes against a North Idaho family. And he may yet get another death sentence in California, for the abduction...

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Steve Groene: 'I hope this guy dies soon'

Steve Groene says he doesn’t want Joseph Duncan tried in California, because, “There’s no reason to spend the taxpayer’s money and there’s no reason to drag Anthony Martinez’ memory through the crap like they did Dylan’s.” Duncan, he said, will “never spent time in a...

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Three more life terms for Duncan

Idaho 1st District Judge Fred Gibler has sentenced Joseph Duncan to three more fixed life terms, for the murders of Brenda Matthews Groene, Mark McKenzie and Slade Groene in 2005, in accordance with a plea agreement. Gibler, addressing Duncan through a video link, told Duncan...

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