Strandberg Must Stand Trial - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Accused Killer Must Stand Trial

KHQ.COM - KHQ has learned that  Cole Strandberg should stand trial for the crossbow slaying of Jennifer Bergeron.

On Thursday morning Spokane County Superior Court Judge Tari Eitzen ruled against defense requests that Strandberg be declared insane and civilly committed to a state mental institution.

The ruling clears the way for prosecutors to seek life imprisonment if Strandberg is convicted of aggravated first-degree murder.

Trial is expected to begin on May 16.

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