November 21, 1997 in Idaho

Third Teen Charged In Death Of Elderly Man Police Suspect Timothy Bailey Was Inside The House Where Slaying Took Place

By The Spokesman-Review
 

Prosecutors charged a third teenager as an adult Thursday in connection with the stabbing death of a 70-year-old Coeur d’Alene man.

Timothy Bailey, 16, is being held in the Kootenai County Jail on charges of first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit robbery.

He has been denied bail on the murder charge.

Police said Bailey admitted being one of two teenagers inside Patrick Victorino’s house when he was killed Sunday night. A 17-year-old and another 16-year-old also have been charged as adults in Victorino’s murder.

Two other teenagers, a boy and a girl, still are being sought by police.

Bailey said little Thursday during his first court appearance.

He was arrested Wednesday afternoon following an appointment with his probation officer.

A woman who identified herself as Bailey’s mother watched her son’s arraignment on a television monitor in the jail’s lobby. She said afterward that she has spoken only briefly with her son since his arrest.

The woman, who refused to give her name, said her son has told her very little about the case.

“He called me once in the middle of the night and said he was sorry all this went on,” she said.

David Woffenden, 17, also has been charged with first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit robbery and has been held in jail without bail since his arrest Monday.

Joshua Scott, 16 of Post Falls, has admitted to driving the car the teens used to speed away from Victorino’s house. Scott has been charged as an adult with conspiracy to commit robbery and is being held on $300,000 bail.

Woffenden was a friend of Victorino’s grandson, police said.

Woffenden told police he intended to rob Victorino and had to kill him when his friend’s grandfather recognized him, court documents said.

Documents filed against Woffenden say a second teen, who prosecutors have now identified as Bailey, handed the kitchen knife he was carrying over to Woffenden.

Both teens were wearing T-shirts over their face when they knocked on Victorino’s door, court documents said.

“It doesn’t sound like Tim, that’s for sure,” said the woman, who described her son as doing well in school at Lake City High School and enjoying football. “It does not sound like something Tim would do.”

She said her son came home Sunday night about 7:30 or 8 p.m. and went straight to his room. He came down a little later for dinner.

Detectives told her Bailey turned himself in Wednesday because the crime was “eating away at him,” she said.

Prosecutor Bill Douglas has asked that anyone with information about the case call his office at 769-4465.

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