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Samuel sentenced in murders

A 16-year-old Coeur d’Alene boy was sentenced to at least 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 addict. The sentences 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,” the judge said to the teenager, who sat quietly during the hearing, dressed in a navy blazer, khaki 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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