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Tue., March 25, 2014, 5:12 p.m.

Court Docs Detail Gruesome Slayings

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A 14-year-old boy accused of murdering his father and younger brother Monday night in Coeur d’Alene showed no remorse in an interview with investigators and told them he had contemplated and prepared for the brutal killings for months. Eldon G. Samuel III is charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of his father, Eldon Samuel Jr., 46, and his brother, Jonathan Samuel, 13, inside an emergency housing unit owned by St. Vincent de Paul in Coeur d’Alene. His bail was set today at $1 million. The elder Samuel was shot once in the stomach and three times in the head with a .45-caliber pistol, according to a Coeur d’Alene Police Department report. Jonathan Samuel was shot with a shotgun, stabbed with a knife and hacked with a machete, the report stated. The suspect told investigators he hated his brother and blamed him for his anger and frustration/Scott Maben, SR. More here. (KCSD mug photo of Eldon G. Samuel III)

Samuel also talked about playing “Grand Theft Auto 5,” a popular video game. He told investigators he likes the game character Trevor, saying Trevor has anger issues and likes to shoot people. Samuel said he thinks Trevor is “kinda cool,” investigators said.

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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