January 24, 1989
The body of a murder victim found two years and eight months ago in Idaho has been identified as that of a 25-year-old Monica Hibbs of San Jose, authorities said. A possible suspect--someone Hibbs' parents knew their daughter to be traveling with when she disappeared--is in jail on another charge in Northern California, officials said. The identity was not released. A truck driver found the body May 2, 1986.
January 8, 1998 |
An Idaho judge Wednesday ordered FBI sharpshooter Lon Horiuchi to stand trial in the killing of Vicki Weaver, the wife of white separatist Randy Weaver, in the 1992 siege at Ruby Ridge. Magistrate Judge Quentin Hardin found that there was sufficient evidence to hold the FBI agent for trial on a charge of involuntary manslaughter stemming from the shooting of Vicki Weaver as she stood near the door of her rural Idaho cabin, holding her infant daughter.
January 23, 1989
Theodore Bundy took responsibility for two Idaho murders and as many as eight in Utah, continuing tearful 11th-hour confessions even though they failed to bring him a stay of execution, officials said. Utah authorities had suspected Bundy in the deaths of two women and the disappearances of three others in 1974 and 1975. But in a 1 1/2-hour prison interview with a detective late Sunday, "there was one incident where he mentioned eight," Sheriff Pete Hayward said in Salt Lake City.
September 21, 1997 |
A police officer was killed, a second was wounded and two suspects were shot to death in a gunfight outside a tavern early Saturday that was captured on audiotape. Mark Stall, 29, was the first Boise officer to die in the line of duty. "This didn't have to happen," Police Chief Larry Paulson said at a morning news conference as officers wept in the lobby nearby. Stall, who had been with the department three years, died during surgery at a hospital.
April 28, 1995 |
Two teen-agers who walked away from juvenile custody were charged Thursday with murdering a Forest Service worker. Authorities said it appeared to be a case of robbery, not anti-government violence. David Jack Wheeler, a 49-year-old engineer from Baker City, Ore., was shot Wednesday while working alone in the Payette National Forest. The suspects, one 16 and the other turning 18 today, were ordered held without bond on charges of first-degree murder and possession of a stolen vehicle.
October 19, 1993 |
A white separatist acquitted in July of murdering a U.S. marshal during an Idaho shootout was sentenced Monday to 18 months in prison and fined $10,000 for failing to appear on a federal weapons charge in 1991. Randall Weaver, 45, whose wife and son also died in the August, 1992, gunfight, was allowed to briefly see and hug his two adolescent daughters and his 84-year-old father in the courtroom before being led away. Judge Edward J. Lodge also placed Weaver on three years' probation.