November 25, 1997 in Idaho

Fourth Teen Held In Victorino Case Runaway Faces Robbery Count As Probe Of Death Continues

By The Spokesman-Review
 

A 15-year-old Post Falls girl was being held Monday on a charge of conspiracy to commit robbery in connection with last week’s stabbing death of an elderly Coeur d’Alene man.

The girl was arrested Sunday night in Post Falls by Kootenai County sheriff’s deputies, said Coeur d’Alene police Capt. Carl Bergh. Police said the girl, who was listed as a runaway, was found at an undisclosed Post Falls home.

She has been charged in the juvenile court system and is being held in the Kootenai County Juvenile Detention center, Bergh said. Police have not released her name because of her age.

Three other teenagers have been charged as adults in the killing of 70-year-old Patrick Victorino on Nov. 16, including two with first-degree murder.

Detectives believe five teenagers were involved in planning to rob Victorino, who neighbors have said kept large amounts of money in his house. An autopsy determined Victorino died from multiple stab wounds.

Police said two of the teens robbed Victorino at knife point while the other three waited in a car. A 14-year-old boy also has been questioned in the case by police and prosecutors, but has not been charged.

David A. Woffenden, 17, and Timothy J. Bailey, 16, both are being held without bail in the Kootenai County Jail on adult charges of first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit robbery. Joshua A. Scott, 16, also has been charged as an adult with robbery.

, DataTimes


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