Skip to comments.Plea bargain in Idaho triple murder linked to dogfighting
Posted on 02/11/2019 12:19:21 AM PST by Norski
MALAD, IdahoSevero 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 Christensens 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 Carters two-year-old daughter sitting on the front steps.
Walking inside, the man found the bodies, found a two-month-old baby girl beneath Carters 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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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.
The extensive article is at the website.
There is no information I have found as to the citizenship status of Mr. Luera.
When I read the light sentence he got, his citizenship was not my first concern.
Yes. Also that this multiple murder, heinous as that was, is the tip of an extremely large iceberg.
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.
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.
Yes. If so, then possibly. Thank you for your research.
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