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November 28, 1989 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
One of two brothers who turned in a fugitive spy seven years ago received the death sentence for killing a U.S. Forest Service agent. At a hearing in Sandpoint, 1st District Judge Watt Prather sentenced James Pratt, 30, to die for the fatal shooting of Brent Jacobson. Joe Pratt, 28, was sentenced to life in prison. Jacobson, 41, was ambushed Jan. 12 while tracking the Pratts after they had tried to rob and kidnap a Sagle, Ida., resident. Both men were convicted of first-degree murder.
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June 12, 2012 | By Kim Murphy
POCATELLO, Idaho--Richard Leavitt became the second inmate on Idaho's death row to be executed in the last seven months, dying by lethal injection Tuesday for the 1984 stabbing and mutilation of a young woman who had reported him prowling around her house the day before she was killed.  Leavitt, a 53-year-old former auto mechanic, insisted to the end he was not guilty of the crime. The horrific brutality of the killing continues to haunt the town of Blackfoot, Idaho, where Danette Elg, 31, a shy but popular employee of Idaho National Laboratory, was found dead in the bedroom of the home where she lived alone.
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June 12, 2012 | By Kim Murphy
POCATELLO, Idaho--Richard Leavitt became the second inmate on Idaho's death row to be executed in the last seven months, dying by lethal injection Tuesday for the 1984 stabbing and mutilation of a young woman who had reported him prowling around her house the day before she was killed.  Leavitt, a 53-year-old former auto mechanic, insisted to the end he was not guilty of the crime. The horrific brutality of the killing continues to haunt the town of Blackfoot, Idaho, where Danette Elg, 31, a shy but popular employee of Idaho National Laboratory, was found dead in the bedroom of the home where she lived alone.
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November 28, 1989 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
One of two brothers who turned in a fugitive spy seven years ago received the death sentence for killing a U.S. Forest Service agent. At a hearing in Sandpoint, 1st District Judge Watt Prather sentenced James Pratt, 30, to die for the fatal shooting of Brent Jacobson. Joe Pratt, 28, was sentenced to life in prison. Jacobson, 41, was ambushed Jan. 12 while tracking the Pratts after they had tried to rob and kidnap a Sagle, Ida., resident. Both men were convicted of first-degree murder.
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