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.
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.
August 23, 1997 |
A friend of white separatist Randy Weaver posted $10,000 cash bond and was released from jail in Bonners Ferry to await his murder trial in the 1992 standoff at Ruby Ridge. Family members of Kevin Harris put up the money. Harris, 29, was charged with first-degree murder in the killing of an FBI agent and aggravated assault during an August 1992 standoff with authorities at Weaver's rural Idaho cabin.
November 24, 1995 |
In a case cast as a tale of frontier justice, a man was convicted of murdering a couple who he claimed had sexually tortured his teen-age daughter. The jury deliberated 10 hours before convicting Kenneth Arrasmith, a 44-year-old trucker and former sheriff's deputy from Sunnyside, Wash., on Wednesday. He faces life in prison at his Feb. 26 sentencing. Prosecutors said they won't seek the death penalty. Arrasmith shot Ronald and Luella Bingham to death May 17.
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.