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Jury backs death penalty for Renfro in shooting of CdA police Sgt. Greg Moore

Jonathan D. Renfro, who was convicted last month in the shooting death of Coeur d’Alene police Sgt. Greg Moore, learned his fate from a panel of jurors Saturday morning. Their verdict: the death penalty.

A Coeur d’Alene jury on Saturday called for executing Jonathan Renfro for murdering Coeur d’Alene Police Sgt. Greg Moore. The verdict, announced at 9 a.m., came after eight weeks of proceedings and six weeks of court hearings and testimony. Renfro was convicted of first-degree murder on Oct. 13.

Renfro, 28, showed no emotion as the verdict was read; a day earlier, he’d told the jury he would “accept that decision and will support it” if he was given the death penalty. “I’ve taken the life of a man who was much greater than I am. I can never fix that,” the convicted killer said. He shot the officer on May 5, 2015 during a routine stop, and then stole his patrol car; Moore’s body camera recorded the crime, and jurors viewed the video. 

You can read our full story here at from reporter Ryan Collingwood, along with related stories about the case. A sentencing hearing was set for this afternoon, when the judge will impose Renfro's sentence.

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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