Prosecution News

Idaho News:

Marchant indicted for murder, rape and kidnapping:

An Ada County grand jury has indicted 61-year-old Bruce Marchant on charges of first-degree murder, kidnapping and rape in connection with the death and disappearance of 18-year-old Sierra Bush.


Twin Falls man acquitted in roommate’s death:

A Twin Falls man who was charged with felony involuntary manslaughter for accidentally killing his roommate, a woman he considered to be “like a sister,” has been found not guilty.


Boise man pleads guilty in deadly Fairview Avenue crash:

A Boise man accused of killing a 25-year-old in a drunken-driving crash during the early hours of St. Patrick’s Day pleaded guilty Monday to one count of vehicular manslaughter and one count of driving while under the influence, the Ada County Prosecutor’s Office said Monday.


Supreme Court upholds McKinney murder sentence:

Convicted murderer Randy L. McKinney, 44, has lost his latest appeal of his sentence to the Idaho Supreme Court.


Man pleads to amended charges in meth death:

A Washington man pleaded guilty to recklessly endangering the life of an Idaho man by making him eat the methamphetamine that caused his death.


Man Accused of Beheading Cat Backs Out of Plea Agreement:

A Fort Hall man accused of beheading a cat has backed out of a plea agreement, and now prosecutors are planning to refile an animal cruelty charge.


Six Co-Conspirators of Loren Toelle Drug Trafficking Organization Sentenced to Prison:

Six co-conspirators of the Loren Toelle drug trafficking organization were sentenced Tuesday and Wednesday to prison on drug trafficking and money laundering charges, Acting U.S. Attorney Rafael Gonzalez announced.


Sentencing delayed for man who lured Rupert girl for sex:

Sentencing for a Boise man who police say drove to a Rupert swimming hole to meet a 15-year-old girl for sex was delayed on Monday.


Former Utility Executive Pleads Guilty to Federal Gun Charge:

Kenneth Frank Morehouse, 59, formerly CEO of Intermountain Gas, pleaded guilty on June 21, 2017, in United States District Court to unlawful possession of a firearm, Acting U.S. Attorney Rafael Gonzalez announced.


Man Sentenced for “Savagely” Attacking Woman While Driving Car With Kids:

A 29-year-old Sugar City man has been sentenced to a 10-year prison term for choking a woman who was driving car with him and two children as passengers.


Paul man pleads guilty to aggravated assault:

A Paul man has pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated assault after police say he imprisoned a woman and four children in a bedroom and later tried to force her vehicle into oncoming traffic.


Ex-BYUI Student Sentenced For Hiding Camera in Women’s Bathroom:

A former Brigham Young University-Idaho student was sentenced Monday on a felony sex crime after he hid a camera and recorded women in their apartment bathroom.


Twin Falls man sent to prison for staged pizzeria heist:

A Twin Falls man has been sentenced to two to 10 years in state prison for his role in staging a robbery at a Domino’s Pizza on Super Bowl Sunday.


Idaho doctor tangled in drug ring gets month in prison:

The ex-husband of a former Las Vegas stripper involved with a drug trafficking ring was sentenced to a month in federal prison for filing false federal tax documents.


Bergdahl judge rejects motion to limit desertion duration:

A judge has refused to rule that Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s capture by the Taliban ended his unauthorized absence hours after he left his post in Afghanistan in 2009.


Coeur d’Alene Doctor to Serve Prison Sentence for Submitting False Tax Returns:

U.S. Chief District Judge B. Lynn Winmill sentenced Dr. Stanley Toelle to one month in federal prison to be followed by one year supervised release for submitting false income tax returns in 2013 and 2013, Acting U.S. Attorney Rafael Gonzalez announced.


Canyon County Man Sentenced After Pleading Guilty to Provider Fraud:

Attorney General Lawrence Wasden has announced a Caldwell man was sentenced Tuesday for Provider Fraud after the man billed the state for services he didn’t provide.



Utah group files 2018 medical marijuana ballot initiative:

Activists who say they are tired of waiting for Utah’s conservative Legislature to pass a broad medical marijuana law launched an effort Monday to ask voters next year to pass the law, a move that would bypass state lawmakers.