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News about the investigation, trial and sentencing of Joseph Edward Duncan for the 2005 kidnap, torture and murder of 9-year-old Dylan Groene of Coeur d’Alene; the murders of Dylan’s mother, mother’s fiance and 13-year-old brother; and the kidnapping and molestation of Dylan’s then-8-year-old sister Shasta.


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  • Mon., Oct. 24, 2016, 2:05 p.m.

    Shasta Groene wants sex offenders to spend life behind bars

    Shasta Groene, who was kidnapped from her North Idaho home by serial killer Joseph Edward Duncan in May 2005, has started a


  • Wed., March 2, 2016, 4:03 p.m.

    Supreme Court denies Duncan appeal in 2005 kidnapping, murder of Dylan Groene

    The U.S. Supreme Court has let stand a ruling that convicted killer Joseph Duncan was mentally competent when he waived his right to appeal his death sentence for killing three …


  • Sat., March 28, 2015, midnight

    Judge rejects Joseph Duncan’s death penalty appeal

    Federal judges have rejected efforts to spare killer Joseph Duncan from the death penalty. A three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled Friday that a district …


  • Wed., March 18, 2015, midnight

    Ninth Circuit Court considers Duncan’s competency in death penalty appeal

    Convicted murderer Joseph Duncan made it very clear he didn’t want to appeal his triple death sentence, U.S. Attorney for Idaho Wendy Olson told the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of …


  • Sat., Dec. 7, 2013, midnight

    Serial killer Joseph Duncan is mentally competent, federal judge rules

    BOISE – A federal judge has cleared the way for serial killer Joseph Duncan’s execution for the 2005 kidnapping, torture and murder of a 9-year-old North Idaho boy, ruling that …


  • UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 6, 2013, 4:30 p.m.

    Judge’s ruling clears way for Joseph Duncan’s execution

    A federal judge has cleared the way for Joseph Duncan’s execution for the 2005 kidnapping, torture and murder of a 9-year-old North Idaho boy, ruling that Duncan was mentally competent …


  • Sat., July 13, 2013, midnight

    Joseph Duncan competency hearing nears end

    BOISE – Child-killer Joseph Duncan is sitting on federal death row in Terre Haute, Ind., but his fate still rests in an Idaho courtroom. Eight years after Duncan kidnapped, tortured …


  • Thu., Jan. 17, 2013, 1:14 p.m.

    Judge: Courtroom stays open for Duncan hearing

    BOISE — A federal judge has rejected a request that the courtroom be closed for part of a convicted murderer’s mental competency hearing.


  • Mon., Jan. 14, 2013, 2:24 p.m.

    Duncan’s defense attorneys request closed court

    BOISE — The former attorneys for convicted murderer Joseph Duncan are asking a judge to let them testify in secret about whether Duncan was mentally competent during his death penalty …


  • Thu., Jan. 10, 2013, midnight

    Doctor claims Duncan’s competent

    BOISE – A forensic psychologist who examined convicted murderer Joseph Duncan four years ago said Duncan scored high on a test measuring paranoia, but was still legally competent to serve …


  • Wed., Jan. 9, 2013, midnight

    Duncan had eye on Spokane child

    BOISE – Before Joseph Duncan murdered a 9-year-old North Idaho boy in 2005, he set his sights on a Spokane child, posing as a prospective renter and touring a South …


  • Tue., Jan. 8, 2013, 12:13 p.m.

    Duncan targeted Spokane child

    Before Joseph Duncan murdered a 9-year-old North Idaho boy in 2005, he set his sights on a Spokane child, posing as a prospective renter and touring a Spokane duplex with …


  • Tue., Jan. 8, 2013, midnight

    Killer Joseph Duncan gets new hearing

    BOISE – Joseph Duncan was sentenced to death three times over for crimes against a 9-year-old North Idaho boy he killed in 2005, and he initially and repeatedly said he …


  • Mon., Dec. 17, 2012, 2:03 p.m.

    Killer’s competency appeal nears in federal court

    As an appeal over the competency of a convicted child killer nears in Idaho’s U.S. District Court, a judge is sorting out just what expert witnesses should be allowed to …


  • Thu., June 14, 2012, 10:24 a.m.

    Groene kids’ dad sues donation fund manager

    COEUR D’ALENE — A woman who administered a bank account for donations given to benefit two North Idaho children kidnapped seven years ago is being sued by their father, who …


  • Tue., June 5, 2012, midnight

    Duncan’s competency hearing set

    BOISE – A court hearing on whether condemned murderer Joseph Duncan was mentally competent when he waived his right to appeal his death sentence has been set for Jan. 8, …


  • Mon., June 4, 2012, 9:25 a.m.

    Duncan competency hearing set for January

    A court hearing on whether condemned murderer Joseph Duncan was mentally competent when he waived his right to appeal his death sentence has been set for Jan. 8, 2013.


  • Sat., May 19, 2012, midnight

    Duncan alters course on sentence appeal

    BOISE – Notorious murderer Joseph Duncan has changed his mind about waiving his right to appeal, saying he owes it to his mother to try getting off death row for …


  • Thu., March 29, 2012, midnight

    Duncan’s competence at sentencing to be reconsidered

    Condemned serial killer Joseph E. Duncan is getting another day in court. Duncan, on death row for the torture and slaying of a North Idaho boy he abducted in 2005 …


  • Tue., July 12, 2011, midnight

    Duncan sentence faces test

    BOISE – The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ordered convicted killer Joseph Duncan back into court in Idaho, saying a federal judge should have ordered a competency hearing …