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Death penalty deadline extended in Renfro case

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Prosecutors still have yet to decide if they will seek the death penalty against Jonathan Renfro Prosecutors still have yet to decide if they will seek the death penalty against Jonathan Renfro
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho -

A district judge says prosecutors have until the New Year to decide whether to pursue the death penalty of an Idaho man who is accused of killing a police officer and stealing his patrol car in northern Idaho.
    
The Spokesman-Review reports that District Judge Lansing Hayes extended the capital crime deadline until January 4 on Wednesday. The deadline was previously set to expire on Friday.
    
Investigators allege that Jonathan Renfro, who was on parole, shot Coeur d'Alene Police Sgt. Greg Moore on May 5 as the officer questioned him because he feared Moore would find a handgun in his pocket - a parole violation.
    
Moore died later that evening.
    
John Adams, Renfro's lawyer, has also filed a motion seeking to exclude cellphone evidence from the trial.
 

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