An east Idaho man was convicted Thursday for firing a weapon at a Chubbuck police officer in February 2021.
Idaho Falls police officer ‘very relieved’ after judge dismisses case against him
IDAHO FALLS — Day two of a trial for an Idaho Falls police officer accused of shooting and killing a man last year took an unexpected turn.
After a 90 minute delay, the jury entered the courtroom. District Judge Darren Simpson convened the proceedings by announcing the case against Elias Cerdas is dismissed on the condition that Cerdas complete 100 hours of firearm, use of force and supervised patrol training in the next year.
Trial set to begin for officer accused of killing man in backyard shooting
IDAHO FALLS — A trial is set to begin for an Idaho Falls Police officer accused of shooting and killing a man last year.
Elias Aurelio Cerdas is charged with felony involuntary manslaughter after he allegedly shot Joseph “Joe” Johnson in Johnson’s backyard during a February 2021 manhunt.
Lori Vallow Daybell restored to competency; murder trial to proceed
ST. ANTHONY — Lori Vallow Daybell has been restored to competency and will face a jury trial on murder charges.
District Judge Steven Boyce issued a written order saying Daybell is fit to proceed and ordered that she be released from a Department of Health and Welfare facility where she has been undergoing treatment in northern Idaho since last summer.
Jackson confirmed as first Black female high court justice
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate confirmed Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court on Thursday, shattering a historic barrier by securing her place as the first Black female justice and giving President Joe Biden a bipartisan endorsement for his promised effort to diversify the high court.