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Teen charged in Idaho killings doesn't enter plea

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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.

The Coeur d'Alene Press reports (http://bit.ly/1p74U7J) 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.

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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Information from: Coeur d'Alene Press, http://www.cdapress.com

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