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CDA Murder Suspect Told Detectives He Had 'No Regrets'

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Eldon Samuel III confessed to detectives that he had no regrets about the double murder in Coeur d'Alene Eldon Samuel III confessed to detectives that he had no regrets about the double murder in Coeur d'Alene
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Police continue to investigate a double homicide that happened Monday night in Coeur d'Alene, and saw a 46-year-old father and a 13-year-old boy murdered. 

On Wednesday, detectives returned to the house to search for more evidence but they could not reveal if anything pertinent was found.

But as the investigation continues, more disturbing details of those murders are coming to light. Court documents say Eldon Samuel III not only admitted to killing his father and brother, but also told police he had 'no regrets.' Documents also say he'd been planning the slayings for more than 8 months.

On Thursday, KHQ learned more about Samuel's state of mind on Monday night and possible mental health issues in the past.

Court documents say that as police took photos of Samuel's blood drenched clothing at the crime scene he appeared to be very calm and expressed no emotion. Later, as he was led into the police department, he asked the officer, "what's the hurry?"

During the interview, when asked if his last name was in fact Samuel, he confirmed it and said, "I was thinking about changing it."

This behavior described in the documents begs the question of whether or not there had been red flags in the past? Documents say that when police contacted Samuel's grandparents they said they'd worried about their grandson as a child because he liked to torture animals. 

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