A judge refused to set an execution date for condemned murderer Donald Manuel Paradis on Thursday because of a procedural error.
The Idaho Attorney General erred in applying for a death warrant, Kootenai County District Judge Gary M. Haman ruled. That application should have come from the Kootenai County prosecuting attorney.
Prosecutor Bill Douglas had not yet seen the opinion.
“We will comply with all orders of Judge Haman,” Douglas said. “If that’s what the opinion says, we will make an application forthwith.”
Paradis, 47, was convicted of killing 19-year-old Kimberly Ann Palmer of Spokane 16 years ago. The former motorcycle gang member has a commutation hearing before the Idaho Commission for Pardons and Parole in May.
Paradis has lost several appeals, including one early this month before a federal judge in Boise.
Twelve other men have been executed by Idaho since statehood. There are 18 other men and women on Idaho’s death row.