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Samuel gets 20 years for twin killings

A 16-year-old Coeur d’Alene boy was sentenced to 20 years in adult prison on Monday for killing his 13-year-old autistic brother in a bloody attack inside a St. Vincent de Paul housing unit two years ago. Eldon Gale Samuel III was also sentenced to 10 years in prison for killing his father, an abusive alcoholic, which will be served concurrently. “Mr. Samuel, you’re going to have to live with the fact you took Jonathan’s life for the rest of your life,” District Court Judge Benjamin Simpson told Samuel. “You’re going to need treatment for a long time,” he told Samuel, who sat quietly during the hearing, dressed in a dark blue blazer, slacks and a tie/Becky Kramer, SR. More here.

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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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