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Update: Renfro arraigned

A judge entered not guilty pleas Wednesday morning for Jonathan Daniel Renfro, the man charged with first-degree murder and other felonies for the May 5 shooting death of Coeur d’Alene police Sgt. Greg Moore.

Appearing with his court-appointed attorney before 1st District Judge Lansing Haynes, Renfro chose to stand silent rather than plead guilty or not guilty to the charges, which also include grand theft, robbery, concealing evidence, removing a gun from a police officer and eluding police.

Haynes entered pleas of not guilty to all six charges. A trial date has not been set in the case.

If convicted of murder, Renfro could receive the death penalty. Kootenai County Prosecuting Attorney Barry McHugh has not announced if he will seek the death penalty in the case. McHugh has 60 days to make that decision.

Kootenai County Public Defender John Adams told Haynes at Wednesday’s hearing that if McHugh were to take the death penalty off the table, “we can resolve this”/Scott Maben, SR. More here.

Question: Would you like to see a guilty plea from Renfro as part of a plea deal that removes the death penalty from consideration?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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