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Eye On Boise archive for Jan. 1, 2011

MONDAY, NOV. 28, 2011

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FRIDAY, NOV. 18, 2011

Otter: 'Rhoades has been held accountable' 

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter issued this statement today on the execution of Paul Rhoades, Idaho's first execution in 17 years: “My thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their loved ones, the mother of Paul Ezra Rhoades and everyone who has been impacted by these…

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Prosecutor Tom Moss, right, speaks about the execution of Paul Ezra Rhoades, which he had just witnessed; at left are the four media witnesses. (Betsy Russell)

Prosecutor: 'Nothing brings total justice'

Tom Moss, who prosecuted Paul Ezra Rhoades in 1987 and later served as U.S. attorney for Idaho, said after this morning's execution, "Nothing brings total justice. They don't get their loved ones back. But it brings some satisfaction to them." He said, "I've often said…

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Jeff Ray, state Department of Corrections spokesman, announces a delay in the scheduled execution of Paul Ezra Rhoades on Friday morning. (Betsy Russell)

Rhoades execution on hold

Paul Ezra Rhoades' execution is on hold, due to a filing in 4th District Court, which is the state court here in the Boise area. "Right now the procedure has been delayed," said state Corrections spokesman Jeff Ray. "Right now a judge is reviewing that,"…

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Protesters outside the gates of Idaho's state prison complex on Friday morning, protesting Idaho's first execution in 17 years (Betsy Russell)

Protesters: 'One more pain of so many'

About 45 people gathered in a circle in the freezing darkness outside Idaho's state prison complex this morning to protest capital punishment, as the clock ticks toward Idaho's first execution in 17 years. "This is a heartbreaking morning," said Mia Crosthwaite of Idahoans Against the…

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Fog lifts, preparations under way...

Idaho state Corrections Director Brent Reinke will brief reporters momentarily on the preparations for this morning's execution of Paul Ezra Rhoades. The fog has lifted over the prison complex, and it's clear, cold, and 32 degrees. Click below for an AP report on the final…

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THURSDAY, NOV. 17, 2011

Rhoades presses last-minute appeals 

Late yesterday, condemned killer Paul Ezra Rhoades filed a petition for a rehearing en banc by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals of his bid for a stay of execution; today, the appellate court rejected that motion. He also filed an additional motion for a…

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