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In letter signed ‘Duncan,’ author says he’s ‘not crazy’

Joseph Duncan’s attorneys are fighting to use the insanity defense in his upcoming triple-murder trial. But in a recent letter believed to be from the suspect, Duncan apparently says he’s …


Duncan’s defender asks for later trial date

Kootenai County Public Defender John Adams says he needs more time to prepare a defense for homicide suspect Joseph Duncan. Adams asked Wednesday that Duncan’s triple-murder trial be rescheduled no …


Duncan’s mail logs released

Joseph Duncan has sent more than 60 letters from jail to people including relatives, a former neighbor and a doctor who once told a parole board he thought Duncan wasn’t …


Duncan may be getting blog out

Homicide suspect Joseph Duncan may be blogging from his Coeur d’Alene jail cell with the help of an anonymous correspondent. The person posting Duncan’s writings on the Internet is doing …


Outside jury for Duncan trial opposed

Kootenai County Prosecutor Bill Douglas is using the trial of the man who murdered an Idaho State Police trooper to support his argument that an outside jury isn’t needed to …


Duncan visitors include doctors, psychologists

Joseph Edward Duncan has been visited 240 times since he was booked into the Kootenai County Jail six months ago, but apparently not a single family member has come to …


Duncan wants new trial venue

“Massive pretrial publicity” and community hostility mean murder suspect Joseph Edward Duncan III cannot get a fair trial in Kootenai County, his attorneys said Tuesday in applying for a change …


Duncan lawyer wants return of insanity defense

Accused killer Joseph Edward Duncan’s mental state should be considered in his defense, a move that would overturn nearly a quarter-century of Idaho law, his lawyer argued in a motion …


Judge to decide if Shasta will testify

Kootenai County Prosecutor Bill Douglas is deferring to the judge to decide if a hearing is needed to determine whether Shasta Groene is capable of testifying against accused killer Joseph …


Prosecutor says Shasta shouldn’t face Duncan

Kootenai County Prosecutor Bill Douglas is asking that Shasta Groene be allowed to testify against Joseph Duncan without facing the accused killer in a courtroom. The girl, now 9, is …


Caring adults best defense for kids

Joseph Edward Duncan III’s story terrorizes the Pacific Northwest. Here you have a person with a history of sexual violence who worked the system and sympathetic individuals until he was …


Victims’ estates sue over Duncan’s release

The estates of two people who prosecutors allege were killed by Joseph Edward Duncan III sued Becker County, Minn., on Monday for releasing the registered sex offender a few weeks …


Psychic used in Groene search

Just days before Shasta Groene was found, the lead detective in the case began working with a psychic investigator hired by the girl’s father. Shasta was found before tips that …


Duncan’s lawyers get 3 extra months

Joseph Edward Duncan’s attorneys have been given three more months to prepare a defense for the suspected murderer. Public defender John Adams said his office needed more time to sort …


Duncan’s attorneys want to push back trial date

Joseph Duncan’s attorneys are asking for more time to prepare for their client’s murder and kidnapping trial. Public defender John Adams has filed a motion to vacate the scheduled Jan. …


Brother says Duncan was planning to turn self in

Convicted sex offender Joseph Edward Duncan III was trying to return 8-year-old abduction victim Shasta Groene when he was captured with the girl in a restaurant, Duncan’s brother told a …


Attorneys agree: No video copy

Attorneys came to an agreement Wednesday that will prevent copies from being made of pornographic videos that Joseph Edward Duncan allegedly made as he held Dylan and Shasta Groene at …


Duncan’s attorneys split over videos

Lawyers for sex offender Joseph Edward Duncan III are split over whether to press for copies of child-porn videos involving Duncan’s alleged victims, Duncan’s federal public defender said Saturday. While …


Douglas forsakes fight over e-mails

Kootenai County Prosecutor Bill Douglas dropped his opposition Friday to the release of hundreds of e-mails exchanged between himself and a former employee, saying he no longer wants the distraction …


Douglas fights videos’ duplication

Duplicating videos that Joseph Duncan allegedly made would jeopardize an ongoing state and federal child pornography investigation, Kootenai County Prosecutor Bill Douglas said Thursday. Douglas, in a new legal brief, …


Family wants investigation of Duncan in death

FARGO, N.D. – The family of a Montana man who was found dead near Devils Lake three years ago is asking the FBI to investigate whether convicted sex offender Joseph …


Prosecutors: Don’t copy videos for Duncan defense

Prosecutors are asking 1st District Judge Fred Gibler to reconsider his order that graphic videos seized as part of the murder and kidnapping investigation into suspected serial killer Joseph Edward …


Transcripts detail murder, kidnapping case

Court transcripts unsealed Friday shed more light on how authorities believe Joseph Edward Duncan III murdered three members of a Coeur d’Alene family – and about the weeks that he …


Fuhrman got no help from police

The FBI said Friday that law enforcement never escorted Mark Fuhrman to Montana crime scenes where Joseph Edward Duncan III allegedly held two young kidnapping victims. Duncan’s defense team raised …


Duncan used kids to make porn videos

Suspected serial killer Joseph Duncan used his young captives to produce child pornography videos, authorities acknowledged for the first time Wednesday. The disclosure came amid heated confrontations between prosecutors and …


Good television, but bad policy

Oprah Winfrey has had it with violent sex offenders who abuse and kill children, and so have a lot of other people. On Tuesday, the nation’s best-known afternoon talk show …


Victim’s brother files tort claim

COEUR D’ALENE – The brother of a man who was killed with his girlfriend and her son has filed a $500,000 tort claim accusing a Minnesota judge and prosecutor of …


Oprah airs Groene story

Oprah Winfrey has had it with sex offenders being released from prison only to abduct, abuse and even commit murder. Shasta Groene’s story out of Kootenai County was the last …


Oprah set to share Groene tragedy

“Kidnapped by a Pedophile: The Shasta Groene Tragedy” is the title of today’s “Oprah Winfrey Show.” Steve Groene, father of the 8-year-old kidnapping victim from Coeur d’Alene, was interviewed by …


Grateful community hails a hero

Amber Deahn pinned a fading yellow ribbon to her shirt Wednesday afternoon – a yellow ribbon that was just recently taken off a Beaumont, Calif., woman’s fridge and addressed to …