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Joseph Duncan

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.


  • 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

    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

    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 …