Monday, October 16, 2006

Jury Selection CANCELED- possible plea deal!

That's right- jury selection has been canceled! Instead, a hearing is now scheduled to take place at 9:00 a.m. Monday. KXLY's Melissa Luck informs on the recent developments of this possible deal:

The Kootenai County Sheriff's Department reports jury selection in the Joseph Duncan murder trial has been canceled. Instead, Judge Fred Gibler will hold a hearing in the courtroom and the media and public will be allowed to sit in.
The news comes on the heels of media reports that a plea deal has been reached. Several people involved in the case were contacted Sunday night but no one would confirm a possible plea deal.

Update 11:50 a.m.: The Associated Press reports that a plea deal has been reached, quoting an anonymous source:

The source, speaking on condition of anonymity because of gag orders in state and federal courts, said this morning the agreement was slightly different from what Duncan's lawyers had been seeking but gave no details.

"This will move it into federal court," the source said.

1 comment:

soobs said...

Interesting. I knew you'd have the latest news, too!!