March 19, 1998 in Idaho

Conviction Upheld

Associated Press

The Idaho Supreme Court has upheld the conviction and death penalty for triple murderer Robin Row for setting the fire that killed her husband and two children in 1992.

It ruled the district court did not err in sentencing the Boise woman, finding it carefully considered Row’s application for post-conviction relief and was correct in denying it.

The court also found that the aggravating factor of “multiple murders” was correctly weighed against mitigating circumstances.

In the early hours of Feb. 10, 1992, a fire broke out at Row’s townhouse apartment. Fire crews found the bodies of her husband, Randy Row, and her two children, Joshua and Tabitha. All had died of carbon monoxide. Investigators discovered a flammable liquid was used to start the blaze and that the smoke detector was disabled.

Row was convicted on March 5, 1993, and sentenced on Dec. 16.

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