Teen charged in Coeur d'Alene killings doesn't enter plea

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by Associated Press

KREM.com

Posted on July 22, 2014 at 10:43 AM

Updated Tuesday, Jul 22 at 5:29 PM

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) -- The attorney for a boy charged as an adult with killing his father and brother will seek to have the case moved to juvenile court.
 
For that reason, 15-year-old Eldon G. Samuel III didn't enter a plea at an arraignment in 1st District Court on Monday.

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Other news outlets report that Kootenai County Public Defender John Adams also says he'll challenge Idaho's abolishment of the insanity defense.
 
Samuel is charged with first-degree murder and second-degree murder.

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He faces life in prison if convicted in adult court. In juvenile court he would be committed to a youth detention center until he turns 21.
 
Samuel is charged as an adult with shooting 46-year-old Eldon Samuel Jr. and shooting and stabbing 13-year-old Jonathan Samuel in Coeur d'Alene in March.

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