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The Bonner County Prosecutor’s office has declined to file criminal charges against the eight Coeur d’Alene Police officers who chased and shot a suspect more than 10 times on July 4 in City Park.
If a jury decides this week that Jonathan D. Renfro should receive the death penalty for killing Coeur d’Alene Police Sgt. Greg Moore, many of the jurors will never see their death sentence carried out.
After deliberating for about four hours on Thursday, the jury arrived at the Kootenai County Courthouse on Friday ready to announce its decision. It found Jonathan D. Renfro, 29, guilty of first-degree murder for shooting Coeur d’Alene Police Sgt. Greg Moore in the face on May 5, 2015. It also found him guilty of robbery, concealing evidence and removing a gun from a police officer.
It was the kind of crime that a community remembers forever: Following reports of burglaries, a 16-year veteran Coeur d’Alene Police officer enters an area of the Lake City after midnight. The officer encounters an armed man and is shot in the head.
A Kootenai County Deputy who hit and killed a woman crossing Highway 95 in October was not at fault, an investigation by the Idaho State Police and the Kootenai County Prosecutor determined.
A Rathdrum man accused of gunning down a Coeur d’Alene police sergeant early Tuesday morning on a quiet residential street will be charged with murder. Sgt. Greg Moore, a 16-year veteran of the Coeur d’Alene Police Department, spent most of the day in critical condition after he was shot in the head by a suspect who then stole the officer’s patrol car and fled. Police said Moore, a husband and father of two, died 5:50 p.m. at Kootenai Health.
A state senator from Coeur d’Alene says he thinks the Idaho State Police is the right agency to investigate the legality of slot-like machines known as instant horse racing terminals at the Greyhound Park and Event Center, not the Post Falls Police Department. Republican Sen. Bob Nonini shared his opinion with Kootenai County Prosecuting Attorney Barry McHugh over the weekend and on Monday acknowledged he had questioned the choice of investigating agency.
So the Kootenai County prosecutor has admitted that putting a warrant out on a 9-year-old who’s accused of grabbing bubblegum from a grocery store was not, um, warranted. “I have concluded that my office’s request to have an arrest warrant issued was a mistake under the circumstances,” said Barry McHugh.
The Kootenai County prosecutor intends to seek the death penalty for a man charged with murder in the deaths of his wife and her young daughter in Post Falls last summer.
The man accused of strangling his wife and her little girl in their Post Falls apartment Tuesday first removed his own two young daughters from the household before returning to commit the killings, authorities said. Angel Albertico Morales-Larranaga, 24, is charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of Facunda Velenzuelaleon, 24, and Dayana M. Valencia, 6, in the apartment he shared with them. He is being held on $2 million bail.
Kootenai County commissioners opted against voting Tuesday on a proposed ordinance declaring all federal gun laws invalid and directing the sheriff to prevent enforcement of such laws. “Ultimately it’s not enforceable,” county Prosecutor Barry McHugh said of the proposal from the Kootenai County Republican Central Committee.
A former deputy prosecutor in Kootenai County claims he was asked to take a psycho-sexual examination as part of a plot to get rid of him because of his age. Kenneth Stone alleges Kootenai County Prosecutor Barry McHugh and the county discriminated against him based on his age when they fired him after asking him to undergo the test, as well as a lie-detector examination, amidst sexual harassment allegations.
Huckleberries hears that the Hagadone Corp. and allies are working behind the scenes to bring a small hydroplane regatta to the north shore of Lake Coeur d’Alene late this summer. Sources say that Hagadone property along Silver Beach, including the Beachouse area east of Coeur d’Alene, would be used for viewing. Organizers have asked the city of Coeur d’Alene to help with the logistics of staging the event just outside city limits.
COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho — A North Idaho prosecutor says an investigation shows Coeur d’Alene police acted appropriately when they arrested a man who lost consciousness and later died.