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  • MONDAY, OCT. 24, 2016, 2:05 P.M.

    Shasta Groene wants sex offenders to spend life behind bars

    Shasta Groene, who was kidnapped from her North Idaho home by serial killer Joseph Edward Duncan in May 2005, has started a


  • WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 2016, 4:03 P.M.

    Supreme Court denies Duncan appeal in 2005 kidnapping, murder of Dylan Groene

    The U.S. Supreme Court has let stand a ruling that convicted killer Joseph Duncan was mentally competent when he waived his right to appeal his death sentence for killing three …


  • SATURDAY, MARCH 28, 2015

    Judge rejects Joseph Duncan’s death penalty appeal

    Federal judges have rejected efforts to spare killer Joseph Duncan from the death penalty. A three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled Friday that a district …


  • WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18, 2015

    Ninth Circuit Court considers Duncan’s competency in death penalty appeal

    Convicted murderer Joseph Duncan made it very clear he didn’t want to appeal his triple death sentence, U.S. Attorney for Idaho Wendy Olson told the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of …


  • SATURDAY, DEC. 7, 2013

    Serial killer Joseph Duncan is mentally competent, federal judge rules

    BOISE – A federal judge has cleared the way for serial killer Joseph Duncan’s execution for the 2005 kidnapping, torture and murder of a 9-year-old North Idaho boy, ruling that …


  • FRIDAY, DEC. 6, 2013, 1:15 P.M.

    Judge’s ruling clears way for Joseph Duncan’s execution

    A federal judge has cleared the way for Joseph Duncan’s execution for the 2005 kidnapping, torture and murder of a 9-year-old North Idaho boy, ruling that Duncan was mentally competent …


  • SATURDAY, JULY 13, 2013

    Joseph Duncan competency hearing nears end

    BOISE – Child-killer Joseph Duncan is sitting on federal death row in Terre Haute, Ind., but his fate still rests in an Idaho courtroom. Eight years after Duncan kidnapped, tortured …


  • THURSDAY, JAN. 17, 2013, 1:14 P.M.

    Judge: Courtroom stays open for Duncan hearing

    BOISE — A federal judge has rejected a request that the courtroom be closed for part of a convicted murderer’s mental competency hearing.


  • MONDAY, JAN. 14, 2013, 2:24 P.M.

    Duncan’s defense attorneys request closed court

    BOISE — The former attorneys for convicted murderer Joseph Duncan are asking a judge to let them testify in secret about whether Duncan was mentally competent during his death penalty …


  • THURSDAY, JAN. 10, 2013

    Doctor claims Duncan’s competent

    BOISE – A forensic psychologist who examined convicted murderer Joseph Duncan four years ago said Duncan scored high on a test measuring paranoia, but was still legally competent to serve …


  • WEDNESDAY, JAN. 9, 2013

    Duncan had eye on Spokane child

    BOISE – Before Joseph Duncan murdered a 9-year-old North Idaho boy in 2005, he set his sights on a Spokane child, posing as a prospective renter and touring a South …


  • TUESDAY, JAN. 8, 2013, 12:13 P.M.

    Duncan targeted Spokane child

    Before Joseph Duncan murdered a 9-year-old North Idaho boy in 2005, he set his sights on a Spokane child, posing as a prospective renter and touring a Spokane duplex with …


  • TUESDAY, JAN. 8, 2013

    Killer Joseph Duncan gets new hearing

    BOISE – Joseph Duncan was sentenced to death three times over for crimes against a 9-year-old North Idaho boy he killed in 2005, and he initially and repeatedly said he …


  • MONDAY, DEC. 17, 2012, 2:03 P.M.

    Killer’s competency appeal nears in federal court

    As an appeal over the competency of a convicted child killer nears in Idaho’s U.S. District Court, a judge is sorting out just what expert witnesses should be allowed to …


  • THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 2012, 10:24 A.M.

    Groene kids’ dad sues donation fund manager

    COEUR D’ALENE — A woman who administered a bank account for donations given to benefit two North Idaho children kidnapped seven years ago is being sued by their father, who …


  • TUESDAY, JUNE 5, 2012

    Duncan’s competency hearing set

    BOISE – A court hearing on whether condemned murderer Joseph Duncan was mentally competent when he waived his right to appeal his death sentence has been set for Jan. 8, …


  • MONDAY, JUNE 4, 2012, 9:25 A.M.

    Duncan competency hearing set for January

    A court hearing on whether condemned murderer Joseph Duncan was mentally competent when he waived his right to appeal his death sentence has been set for Jan. 8, 2013.


  • SATURDAY, MAY 19, 2012

    Duncan alters course on sentence appeal

    BOISE – Notorious murderer Joseph Duncan has changed his mind about waiving his right to appeal, saying he owes it to his mother to try getting off death row for …


  • THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 2012

    Duncan’s competence at sentencing to be reconsidered

    Condemned serial killer Joseph E. Duncan is getting another day in court. Duncan, on death row for the torture and slaying of a North Idaho boy he abducted in 2005 …


  • TUESDAY, JULY 12, 2011

    Duncan sentence faces test

    BOISE – The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ordered convicted killer Joseph Duncan back into court in Idaho, saying a federal judge should have ordered a competency hearing …


  • MONDAY, JULY 11, 2011, 12:52 P.M.

    9th Circuit orders Duncan back into court in Idaho

    The 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals has ordered convicted child-killer Joseph Duncan back into court in Idaho, saying a federal judge should have ordered a competency hearing before allowing …


  • SUNDAY, APRIL 10, 2011

    Huckleberries: Strangers reward woman’s effort to turn life around

    Kendra Martinez has kept herself out of trouble since the days of yore when she was the object of a tug-of-war between the Kootenai County prosecutor and the public defender. …


  • TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2011, 10:45 A.M.

    Joseph Duncan given two more life sentences

    Convicted serial killer Joseph Duncan received two more life sentences today for the 1997 murder of Anthony Martinez in southern California.


  • TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2011, 11:14 A.M.

    Joseph Duncan guilty plea brings 10th life sentence

    A convicted mass-murderer pleaded guilty today to the 1997 murder and torture of 10-year-old Anthony Martinez in exchange for life in prison without parole.


  • WEDNESDAY, FEB. 23, 2011

    Duncan lawyers offer to settle California case

    Defense attorneys for the man accused of killing a 10-year-old Beaumont, Calif., boy in 1997 have offered to settle the case with prosecutors. During a hearing Tuesday morning in an …


  • TUESDAY, FEB. 22, 2011, 8:49 P.M.

    Duncan may offer plea deal in California case

    Defense attorneys for the man accused of killing a 10-year-old Beaumont boy in 1997 have offered to settle the case with prosecutors.


  • TUESDAY, OCT. 5, 2010

    Duncan requests attorney ahead of California trial

    Convicted killer Joseph Edward Duncan, already condemned to die for a murderous North Idaho rampage in 2005 and about to stand trial in California for an earlier slaying, has reconsidered …


  • SATURDAY, SEPT. 4, 2010

    Duncan murder trial put off again

    RIVERSIDE, Calif. – A trial still appears to be at least a year away for a convicted killer charged with the 1997 slaying of a 10-year-old Beaumont, Calif., boy. During …


  • THURSDAY, DEC. 3, 2009, 12:25 P.M.

    Duncan could face California trial next fall

    Joseph Duncan could face trial next fall on charges of murdering a Southern California boy in 1997.


  • SUNDAY, SEPT. 27, 2009

    Appeal delays mount for Duncan sentence

    Thirteen months after Joseph Duncan was handed three death sentences for his abduction and murder of a North Idaho child, his appeal languishes in its earliest stages at the 9th …


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