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In brief: Shooting range plan for pit discussed

The Kootenai County commission wants to have another public hearing before deciding whether to allow a shooting range in a gravel pit east of state Highway 41. The April 26 …


In brief: Duncan attorneys seek 18-month trial delay

Attorneys for convicted killer Joseph Duncan want to postpone his federal trial by a year and a half. Thursday’s request by Duncan’s attorneys comes a day after a request by …


‘Home for Shasta’ gains momentum

Most of the labor and materials needed to build a home for Shasta Groene have been donated, and enough cash has been raised to put a down payment on a …


Duncan confessed, feds say

A decade before Joseph Duncan allegedly abducted and killed Dylan Groene, he killed two girls in Western Washington and a boy in Southern California – crimes to which he has …


Duncan lawyer to seek delay

BOISE – Joseph Duncan was ordered Friday to stand trial in federal court in March, but his attorney says the convicted killer’s defense won’t be ready by then. “The responsibilities …


Feds indict Duncan

A federal grand jury indicted Joseph Duncan on Thursday for the torture killing of 9-year-old Dylan Groene and the May 2005 kidnappings of the boy and his sister, Shasta, from …


Feds file charge to keep Duncan in Idaho

BOISE – Federal prosecutors have filed their first charge against convicted murderer Joseph Duncan, but it’s not for abducting two North Idaho children and killing one of them. Duncan has …


Decisions not made on 2nd Duncan trial

A decision hasn’t been made on where Joseph Duncan might be tried for alleged crimes against the youngest Groene children, Assistant U.S. Attorney Marc Haws said Tuesday. Haws said he’s …


In brief: Groene seeking motorcycle raffle

Steve Groene is looking for a nonprofit group that can raffle off his Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Some proceeds from the bike’s raffle will go to the individuals who helped rescue his …


Groene gets surprise gift: custom bike

Steve Groene arrived at The Coeur d’Alene Resort on Friday anticipating a press conference about the federal case against Joseph Edward Duncan III, the man who killed Groene’s 13-year-old son …


McKenzie files suit to block Duncan profit

The brother of murder victim Mark McKenzie is suing to prevent confessed killer Joseph Edward Duncan from making money off his crimes. Steve McKenzie filed the suit on behalf of …


Duncan defense costs add up

Joseph Duncan’s defense team spent about $400,000 preparing for his triple-murder trial in Coeur d’Alene before the trial was canceled last week after a last-minute plea bargain. The Kootenai County …


Duncan describes murders in detail, gets moved to state prison

After 478 days in isolation, Kootenai County’s most notorious inmate was transferred Monday to the state’s maximum-security prison in Kuna, Idaho. Joseph Duncan was moved three days after an interview …


Shasta key to Duncan plea deal

Kootenai County Prosecutor Bill Douglas said Wednesday he feels bad for family members of Joseph Duncan’s murder victims if they misunderstood key points in the plea deal that Douglas crafted …


Our View: Though federal case remains, Duncan’s plea a win

For one of the few times in his adult life, Joseph Duncan did something with others in mind. At least he said he did. Who knows what truly motivates this …


Duncan admits guilt

Justice and closure. The words were repeated again and again Monday morning as investigators, attorneys and victims’ relatives reacted to Joseph Duncan’s admission that he murdered three members of a …


Password is key bargaining chip

Joseph Duncan didn’t throw in all his cards when he accepted a last-minute plea deal that short-circuited the need for a jury trial. As part of the unique plea bargain, …


Duncan deal in works?

Jury selection in the triple-murder trial of Joseph Edward Duncan III has been canceled, fueling speculation that a plea deal has been reached with Kootenai County prosecutors. Kootenai County sheriff’s …


The case against Duncan

Joseph Edward Duncan will be tried in Kootenai County without two key pieces of evidence: The murder weapon and physical proof that in May 2005 he was in the Wolf …


Death sentence would be first for prosecutor, defender

If Joseph Duncan is convicted and sentenced to death, it will be a first for both Kootenai County Public Defender John Adams and Prosecutor Bill Douglas. In the dozen years …


Duncan jury selection closed

The public and news media will not be allowed to watch jury selection in the Joseph Duncan murder-kidnapping trial that begins Monday in Coeur d’Alene. First District Judge Fred Gibler …


Duncan jury pool gets questionnaire

A hefty jury questionnaire was mailed recently to 800 Kootenai County residents summoned for the jury pool in the Joseph Duncan triple-murder trial. The prospective jurors, who are scheduled to …


Shasta competent to testify, judge says

Shasta Groene, the key witness in the case against accused killer Joseph Duncan, has been declared competent to testify in his triple-murder trial. First District Judge Fred Gibler spent 90 …


Duncan case gets gag order

Joseph Duncan’s attorney and the Kootenai County prosecutor want to pick the accused killer’s jury out of view of the public and news media. Duncan’s lawyer, Public Defender John Adams, …


Prosecutor rejects Duncan plea offer

Joseph Duncan says he will plead guilty to four murders, kidnapping and other crimes against a Coeur d’Alene family if he’s promised life in prison with no chance of parole. …


Groene leaves Seattle hospital after surgery

The father of kidnap victim Shasta Groene was released from a Seattle hospital on Monday after his vocal cords and a cancerous tumor were removed, the University of Washington Medical …


Steve Groene files lawsuit against Duncan

Steve Groene is suing to keep the man accused of killing two of his sons and kidnapping and molesting his daughter from profiting from the crimes. The lawsuit was filed …


Feds want death penalty

The U.S. attorney general’s office has given federal prosecutors the green light to seek the death penalty for murder suspect Joseph Duncan. It’s a development some hope will lead to …


Shasta worries as trial nears

Shasta Groene is “pretty scared and nervous” about having to testify against Joseph Duncan at his triple-murder trial next month, the Idaho girl’s father said Thursday. Now the 9-year-old has …


Duncan’s statements ruled admissible

Jurors in Joseph Duncan’s triple-murder trial can hear incriminating statements the suspected killer made following his arrest, 1st District Judge Fred Gibler ruled Thursday. Gibler denied a motion by Duncan’s …