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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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  • Sun., Oct. 19, 2008, midnight

    Duncan juror faces daily trials

    BOISE – The foreman of the jury that sentenced killer and child molester Joseph Duncan to death in August has “no regrets” about the unanimous verdict, which jurors reached in …


  • Fri., Aug. 29, 2008, midnight

    Duncan jurors offered counseling

    BOISE – Jurors who imposed the death penalty on Joseph Duncan are being offered help coping with the horrific things they saw and heard during the killer’s sentencing trial. The …


  • Wed., Aug. 27, 2008, midnight

    Dylan’s father, relatives testify

    BOISE – With heartfelt testimony from the father of murdered Dylan Groene, prosecutors wrapped up their case Tuesday in the federal death penalty sentencing trial for admitted killer Joseph Duncan. …


  • Tue., Aug. 26, 2008, midnight

    Killings of three other children recounted

    BOISE – A mother sobbed on the witness stand, telling of her two murdered daughters. Glum federal jurors listened to her testimony, but several looked away from her and across …


  • Sat., Aug. 23, 2008, midnight

    Duncan: ‘I was on a rampage’

    BOISE – Joseph Duncan wasn’t just planning to kidnap, rape and murder one child – he planned to commit such crimes over and over until he died, the convicted killer …


  • Fri., Aug. 22, 2008, midnight

    Jury sees abuse videos

    Editor’s note: This story contains explicit descriptions of severe abuse of a child. BOISE – On the screen, a child screamed in pain, and his tormentor raved.


  • Thu., Aug. 21, 2008, midnight

    Expert rebuts Duncan’s version of shooting

    BOISE – Joseph Duncan’s story that his initial shooting of 9-year-old Dylan Groene was an accident was undermined in court Wednesday, when an FBI firearms expert testified that extensive testing …


  • Thu., Aug. 21, 2008, midnight

    Father asks that video be limited

    BOISE – Steve Groene, father of the victim, has filed an emergency motion urging U.S. District Judge Edward Lodge to reconsider his order that a graphic video be shown in …


  • Wed., Aug. 20, 2008, midnight

    Duncan alternately kind, cruel, Shasta says

    BOISE – Joseph Duncan repeatedly threatened to kill the two children he held captive for weeks at a remote Montana campsite in 2005, the surviving victim told police shortly after …


  • Tue., Aug. 19, 2008, midnight

    GPS trail shows Duncan’s path

    BOISE – Joseph Duncan was set to commit his crimes in northwestern Montana, with different children as his victims, before he changed his mind, drove to Idaho and targeted the …


  • Sat., Aug. 16, 2008, midnight

    Tapes show Duncan with kids at campsite

    BOISE – Videotapes of Shasta and Dylan Groene clowning around at a Montana campsite with their abductor, Joseph Duncan, were played to the jury in Duncan’s federal death sentence trial …


  • Sat., Aug. 16, 2008, midnight

    ‘I wish I could kill myself,’ Duncan wrote

    In a day filled with tragic photos, shocking videos and the display of the shotgun used to kill 9-year-old Dylan Groene, federal jurors also were given a closer look into …


  • Fri., Aug. 15, 2008, midnight

    Details revealed in tape of Shasta

    BOISE – One of the big mysteries surrounding Joseph Duncan’s murderous crime spree three years ago was resolved Thursday as the frightened, tearful voice of an 8-year-old girl explained to …


  • Thu., Aug. 14, 2008, midnight

    Shasta won’t have to testify

    BOISE – Jurors frowned, pursed their lips, some reddened visibly and one gasped out loud as U.S. Attorney Tom Moss detailed the horrific tale of Joseph Duncan’s crimes, intricately planned …


  • Wed., Aug. 13, 2008, midnight

    Shasta might not take stand

    BOISE – Shasta Groene, the only survivor of Joseph Duncan’s murderous rampage in 2005, may not have to testify against her attacker after all. On the eve of today’s opening …


  • Tue., Aug. 12, 2008, midnight

    Duncan needs just one juror to avoid death

    BOISE – Here’s how high the stakes are in the jury selection under way in the Joseph Duncan case: If one juror objects in any of three different votes, Duncan …


  • Sat., Aug. 9, 2008, midnight

    Duncan admits to disturbing nature of videotape

    BOISE – Joseph Duncan, acting as his own attorney, acknowledged Friday that a videotape he made of himself torturing and abusing a 9-year-old North Idaho boy he later murdered is …


  • Fri., Aug. 8, 2008, midnight

    Judge lets Duncan question would-be jurors

    BOISE – Confessed killer Joseph Duncan insisted on taking over questioning his potential jurors Thursday, sidelining his standby attorneys, but then refused to ask any questions. The move, which U.S. …


  • Thu., Aug. 7, 2008, midnight

    Lawyers stuck with Duncan

    BOISE – Joseph Duncan’s standby attorneys told a federal judge Wednesday that the confessed killer is so irrational they can’t ethically follow his wishes, and they asked to withdraw from …


  • Sun., Aug. 3, 2008, midnight

    Duncan’s new role seen as liability

    BOISE – When Joseph Duncan takes over as his own attorney in his upcoming death penalty sentencing hearings, it’ll change the nature of the proceedings, experts say – and make …

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