Weekly News Clips -- May 8, 2017
Health and Welfare: CBD study making progress:
It’s been a little over a year since the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare started studying the impact that cannabis oil, also known as CBD oil, can have on seizures.
Idaho mother testifies in 17-month-old son’s murder case:
We are now in the second week of a murder trial for a North Idaho man accused of killing his stepson.
Judge to allow parts, block parts of lawyer-less interview in Twin Falls drive-by murder case:
Parts of a police interview with Twin Falls murder suspect Gerardo Raul Chavez conducted without his lawyer present will be allowed in court and parts will not be allowed, District Judge Richard Bevan has ruled.
Lake Lowell suspect sentenced on robbery charge:
A Nampa man involved in a robbery ring that led to a man being kicked to death in a remote area near Lake Lowell last April was sentenced Monday.
Gooding man who shot, killed son-in-law over spousal abuse sentenced to 12 years in prison:
For Jimmie O’Neal Sr., moving from California to Gooding in 2015 was supposed to be a dream retirement.
Court Documents Detail Horrific Abuse That Allegedly Led to Toddler’s Death:
Court documents unsealed Tuesday detail the horrific events investigators say happened when an 18-month-old was “viciously attacked” – receiving injuries that led to his untimely death, according to court documents.
Police: Murder suspect slashed tires, kicked in doors before Nampa shooting:
A Meridian man accused of gunning down another man at the home of his estranged wife Friday night told officers he “lost it” after learning the woman was cheating on him, according to court documents.
Martin Edmo Ish found guilty of manslaughter:
After more than a day of deliberations, the jury announced Friday that they found Martin Edmo Ish guilty on the lesser charge of voluntary manslaughter for the death of Eguene Lorne Red Elk.
Looking into DNA technology used in Tapp case, release:
It’s been just over a month since an Idaho Falls man was released from prison after more than 20 years.
Twin Falls murder convict armed with lock injures 3 guards and inmate, prison officials say:
A Twin Falls murder convict serving life in prison for murdering a bystander during a 2011 standoff at a Twin Falls hotel injured three prison guards and another inmate Thursday at a Boise prison, officials said.
Atlanta Man Sentenced for “Operation Homeless” Fraud Scheme:
Nichlas Simpson, 28, of Atlanta, Georgia, was sentenced to 10 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for committing bank fraud, Acting U.S. Attorney Rafael Gonzalez announced.
Dietrich School District attorneys ask judge to dismiss $10 million civil suit:
Attorneys for the Dietrich School District have asked a judge to dismiss the $10 million civil lawsuit alleging school officials ignored months of racial discrimination, mental harassment and physical assault that culminated in the locker room hanger attack of a mentally disabled, black football player in 2015.
Leader of Drug Trafficking Organization Loren “Mama” Toelle Sentenced to Prison:
Loren Michelle Toelle, 52, of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, was sentenced yesterday for conspiracy to distribute controlled substances and conspiracy to launder money, Acting U.S. Attorney Rafael Gonzalez announced.
Man Admits to Robbing Idaho Bank With Hatchet:
Charles Ray Bartkowiak, 34, of Hayden, Idaho, pleaded guilty on April 25, to bank robbery, Acting U.S. Attorney Rafael M. Gonzalez, Jr. announced.
Meth Exposure Case Dismissed:
A felony child injury charge is being dismissed against a Bonner County woman accused of exposing her unborn child to methamphetamine.
Declo man faces prison for sexually abusing young teen girl:
Gary Dean Arguello adverted his eyes as a 28-year-old woman explained how he sexually assaulted her as a young teen and how it affected her life.
Twin Falls man pleads guilty to staged Domino’s robbery:
A masked gunman walked into Domino’s Pizza a few hours after the end of the Super Bowl, one of the chain’s busiest days, demanded money from an employee and fled with more than $1,800 in cash.
Montana man gets 5 years on Idaho marijuana charge:
A Montana man has been sentenced to five years in prison for possessing about a pound of marijuana in Idaho.
Idaho Woman Sentenced for Social Security Fraud:
April Mae Beckmon, 38, of Marsing, Idaho, was sentenced today in United States District Court to 6 months in prison followed by 3 years supervised release for social security fraud, Acting U.S. Attorney Rafael Gonzalez announced.
Idaho business defends plan to sell marijuana extract oil:
A small business owner in southwestern Idaho says he plans on selling oil extracted from marijuana despite operating in a state with strict drug laws. http://www.idahopress.com/news/state/idaho-business-defends-plan-to-sell-marijuana-extract-oil/article_7ee93d27-56c8-53e7-94a4-ba365962a1bb.html
Two men found guilty in Bundy standoff in Nevada:
A jury in Las Vegas has deadlocked on federal charges against four men in an armed standoff that stopped government agents from rounding up cattle near Cliven Bundy’s Nevada ranch in 2014.
Uber faces criminal probe over the secret ‘Greyball’ tool it used to stymie regulators:
The Justice Department has launched a criminal investigation into Uber’s use of the secret software that was used to evade authorities in places where its ride-hailing service was banned or restricted, according to a person familiar with the government’s probe. http://www.latimes.com/business/technology/la-fi-tn-uber-greyball-20170505-story.html