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Tue., March 11, 2014, 4:31 p.m.

Idaho prisons chief takes leave, grandson charged with murder

Here's a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The head of Idaho's Department of Correction is taking a leave of absence as his grandson faces a murder charge in southern Idaho. Brent Reinke has led the department since 2007. Department spokesman Jeff Ray said in a prepared statement that Reinke is taking two weeks' leave, effective immediately, to address his grandson's criminal prosecution. Twenty-three-year-old Bradley Frank James is charged with first-degree murder in connection with the shooting and stabbing death of 58-year-old Larry R. Miller in Filer. Prosecutors say Miller was shot in the face and stabbed 25 times. James' attorney has entered a not guilty plea on his behalf. Board of Correction Chairwoman Robin Sandy said the board respects Reinke's wish to support his family as they deal with a tragic and personal matter.




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Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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