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Plea bargain in Idaho triple murder linked to dogfighting
Animals 24-7 ^ | February 11, 2019 | Merritt Clifton

Posted on 02/11/2019 12:19:21 AM PST by Norski

MALAD, Idaho––Severo Luera, 39, the only person arrested in connection with a 2013 triple murder linked to pit bull breeding, dogfighting, and growing marijuana, “has struck a deal with state prosecutors that could get him out of prison in less than 10 years,” reported Madeleine Coles of the Idaho State Journal on February 8, 2019.

Apprehended in Utah in February 2015, Luera was initially charged with three counts of aiding and abetting a murder in the first degree plus one count of conspiracy to commit murder in the first degree.

Two-year-old & two-month-old survived

The victims, Brent L. Christensen, 62, his son Trent Jon Christensen, 32, and Trent Christensen’s girlfriend Yavette Chivon Carter, 27, were found shot to death on April 5, 2013 inside their home in Holbrook, Idaho, a crossroads town of about 400 people located west of Malad.

The three were apparently killed as long as 24 hours before an unidentified man who came to pick up several dogs found Carter’s two-year-old daughter sitting on the front steps.

Walking inside, the man found the bodies, found a two-month-old baby girl beneath Carter’s arm, and called police.

“It looked as if Carter was protecting the baby when she was killed,” Oneida County Sheriff Jeff Semrad told media.

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Pets/Animals; Politics; Society
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. . . Luera in May 2015 pleaded not guilty to the four felony charges, then repeatedly changed lawyers and sought delays in the legal proceedings while insisting he did not actually kill any of the victims, yet refusing to name the men he said did the shooting.

“Law enforcement officers testified in April 2018,” Coles wrote, “that Luera had confessed to accompanying five individuals to the home in Holbrook where the murders occurred, as well as knowing which two of the five men pulled the triggers.

1 posted on 02/11/2019 12:19:21 AM PST by Norski
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To: Norski

The extensive article is at the website.

There is no information I have found as to the citizenship status of Mr. Luera.

2 posted on 02/11/2019 12:23:30 AM PST by Norski
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To: Norski

When I read the light sentence he got, his citizenship was not my first concern.

3 posted on 02/11/2019 12:33:23 AM PST by sparklite2 (Don't mind me. I'm just a contrarian.)
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To: sparklite2

Yes. Also that this multiple murder, heinous as that was, is the tip of an extremely large iceberg.

4 posted on 02/11/2019 12:39:58 AM PST by Norski
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To: sparklite2

Deservedly so, mobsters over here in NYC get Life almost Every Time when it comes to premeditated murder.

Including a third cousin.

10 years, out in less likely, is a disgusting insult.

5 posted on 02/11/2019 12:40:25 AM PST by dp0622 (The Left should know if.. Trump is kicked out of office, it is WAR!)
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In some places, a life sentence can get you out in less than 10 years. But it does look like this deal is 8 to serve. I have no idea on when someone would be eligible to get out on an 8 year sentence up there. Since he’s already been in 4 years since his arrest, he might walk out of the courtroom a free man. More likely, it would take several weeks to process the paperwork.

6 posted on 02/11/2019 12:48:12 AM PST by PAR35
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This Severo Luera is from Tremonton, UT. Here's burial information on another Severo Luera who was buried five miles away in Bothwell, UT, in 1993. His father maybe. Doesn't prove or disprove citizenship, but interesting. Looks like his old man, if it is his old man, died very young, too. Maybe junior will follow in his footsteps.
7 posted on 02/11/2019 1:02:32 AM PST by LibWhacker
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To: LibWhacker

Yes. If so, then possibly. Thank you for your research.

8 posted on 02/11/2019 2:37:17 AM PST by Norski
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