Idaho

Teen To Stand Trial For Murder

A judge ruled Tuesday that prosecutors have enough evidence to try a Post Falls teenager for murder in the stabbing death of a 70-year-old Coeur d’Alene man.

Magistrate Eugene Marano ordered David A. Woffenden, 17, to stand trial as an adult in 1st District Court. Woffenden has been held without bail in Kootenai County Jail since his arrest last month.

A neighbor found Patrick Victorino on Nov. 16 lying in a bedroom doorway inside his home near First Street and Harrison Avenue.

Deputy Prosecutor Steve Kinn said Victorino was stabbed 21 times during a struggle with Woffenden and another teen who were robbing him. Police detectives testified they found blood on the walls and carpet throughout the house.

Woffenden is charged with first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit robbery.

Two other teens, Timothy J. Bailey, 17, and Joshua A. Scott, 16, also have been bound over for trial in Victorino’s death. Bailey faces first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit robbery charges. Scott’s attorneys have said he plans to plead guilty to conspiracy to commit robbery charges.

, DataTimes



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