Here’s a news item from the Associated Press: TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — The first-degree murder trial for the grandson of the chief of the Idaho Department of Correction is scheduled to begin July 21 in south-central Idaho. The Times-News reports (http://bit.ly/1oKp3mO) that attorneys met Wednesday to discuss pretrial matters involving 23-year-old Bradly Frank James of Twin Falls. He has pleaded not guilty to the Dec. 12 fatal shooting and stabbing of 58-year-old Larry Ray Miller in Filer. James is being held in the Twin Falls County Jail without bond. Brent Reinke has been the director of the Idaho Department of Correction since 2007. He took a two-week leave of absence in mid-March to address his grandson's prosecution. An agency spokeswoman says he returned to work on March 27.
Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.
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