$1 million bond set for 22-year-old John Radavich, the man accus - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

$1 million bond set for 22-year-old John Radavich, the man accused of murdering Bob Tester

Posted: Updated:
Radavich in court on Friday Radavich in court on Friday
Bob Tester Bob Tester
SPOKANE, Wash. -

Making his first court appearance Friday afternoon, a judge set bond at $1 million for the man accused of murdering Bob Tester, the nephew of U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, in south Spokane County last year. 
    
Investigators arrested 22-year-old John A. Radavich Thursday evening in connection to the murder. 
    
Robert Tester was found dead on September 6, 2017, after his 8-year-old daughter reported witnessing the homicide.

During the months-long investigation, detectives say they learned that Tester had a 17-year-old girlfriend who he assaulted the day prior to the murder.  Detectives received information from a friend of Radavich, who says Radavich was an ex-boyfriend of the 17-year-old girlfriend and she contacted him after Tester assaulted her. 

RELATED: New court docs released on Investigation into man murdered in front of daughter near Spangle

The Sheriff's Office said that in late December a friend told authorities that Radavich confessed to the killing in a phone call which the friend had recorded. In the call, investigators said, Radavich claimed he killed Tester because Tester had assaulted a 17-year-old girl he knew.

Radavich was transported and booked into the Spokane County jail for 1st-degree murder. 

RELATED: Family says man killed near Spangle was a good dad

Radavich's bond was set at $1 million on Friday and he will be arraigned later this month. 

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor closed indefinitely

    Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor closed indefinitely

    Saturday, May 26 2018 2:33 PM EDT2018-05-26 18:33:58 GMT

    HONOLULU (AP) - Engineers say damage to the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu was worse than expected and it will remain closed indefinitely.    Hawaii News Now reports boat transportation to the attraction was suspended May 6 after one of the vessel operators noticed a crack on the outside of the memorial. 

    >>

    HONOLULU (AP) - Engineers say damage to the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu was worse than expected and it will remain closed indefinitely.    Hawaii News Now reports boat transportation to the attraction was suspended May 6 after one of the vessel operators noticed a crack on the outside of the memorial. 

    >>
  • Racist flyers pop up all over downtown Spokane again

    Racist flyers pop up all over downtown Spokane again

    Saturday, May 26 2018 9:33 PM EDT2018-05-27 01:33:48 GMT

    Spokane, Wash. These flyers were found once again on Saturday placed all over downtown Spokane. Back in March, a group called Identity Evropa put racist posters on Eastern Universities campus. Roberto Rodriguez was walking downtown and happened to catch a glimpse of the flyers "With these posters my thoughts on them is why are we having them up?" questioned Rodriguez. Roberto understands that groups have the right to free speech. But Roberto wants...

    >>

    Spokane, Wash. These flyers were found once again on Saturday placed all over downtown Spokane. Back in March, a group called Identity Evropa put racist posters on Eastern Universities campus. Roberto Rodriguez was walking downtown and happened to catch a glimpse of the flyers "With these posters my thoughts on them is why are we having them up?" questioned Rodriguez. Roberto understands that groups have the right to free speech. But Roberto wants...

    >>
  • Man refused beer on American Airlines flight starts midair brawl

    Man refused beer on American Airlines flight starts midair brawl

    Saturday, May 26 2018 6:18 PM EDT2018-05-26 22:18:39 GMT
    Photo: Bill BolducPhoto: Bill Bolduc

    MIAMI - An American Airlines passenger on a flight from Saint Croix to Miami caused a commotion in midair Wednesday when he was refused beer. The whole ordeal was caught on camera by a fellow passenger. The passenger, identified as Jason Felix in court documents, was on American Airlines flight 1293.

    >>

    MIAMI - An American Airlines passenger on a flight from Saint Croix to Miami caused a commotion in midair Wednesday when he was refused beer. The whole ordeal was caught on camera by a fellow passenger. The passenger, identified as Jason Felix in court documents, was on American Airlines flight 1293.

    >>
HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Top Stories from KHQHomeMore>>

  • Police: Woman held captive slips note to veterinary employee

    Police: Woman held captive slips note to veterinary employee

    Sunday, May 27 2018 1:52 PM EDT2018-05-27 17:52:13 GMT
    Photo: Volusia County Sheriff's OfficePhoto: Volusia County Sheriff's Office

    DELAND, Fla. (AP) - Florida authorities say a woman who was beaten and held captive for two days at gunpoint by her boyfriend escaped when she convinced him bring their dog to an animal hospital - and then slipped a note to a staff member. The Daytona Beach News-Journal quotes the Volusia County Sheriff's Office as saying 39-year-old Jeremy Floyd was arrested at DeLand Animal Hospital. He is being held without bond on domestic violence and other charges.

    >>

    DELAND, Fla. (AP) - Florida authorities say a woman who was beaten and held captive for two days at gunpoint by her boyfriend escaped when she convinced him bring their dog to an animal hospital - and then slipped a note to a staff member. The Daytona Beach News-Journal quotes the Volusia County Sheriff's Office as saying 39-year-old Jeremy Floyd was arrested at DeLand Animal Hospital. He is being held without bond on domestic violence and other charges.

    >>
  • Under scrutiny, Weinstein prosecutor has a case to prove

    Under scrutiny, Weinstein prosecutor has a case to prove

    Sunday, May 27 2018 1:42 PM EDT2018-05-27 17:42:15 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) - Pursuing a rape case against Harvey Weinstein could put any prosecutor under a microscope, and Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. is already there.    A state investigation has been examining how Vance handled and decided not to prosecute a groping allegation against Weinstein three years ago.

    >>

    NEW YORK (AP) - Pursuing a rape case against Harvey Weinstein could put any prosecutor under a microscope, and Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. is already there.    A state investigation has been examining how Vance handled and decided not to prosecute a groping allegation against Weinstein three years ago.

    >>
  • Lawsuit: Man contracted E. coli at Nampa Papa Murphy's

    Lawsuit: Man contracted E. coli at Nampa Papa Murphy's

    Sunday, May 27 2018 1:25 PM EDT2018-05-27 17:25:30 GMT

    NAMPA, Idaho (AP) - A local Idaho man has joined eight others across the country in suing Papa Murphy's and other top food chains for allegedly contracting E. coli after visiting one of pizza chain's locations. The Idaho Press-Tribune reports that William Whitt is part of a federal lawsuit claiming he contracted E. coli days after eating a salad from a Papa Murphy's in Nampa in March.

    >>

    NAMPA, Idaho (AP) - A local Idaho man has joined eight others across the country in suing Papa Murphy's and other top food chains for allegedly contracting E. coli after visiting one of pizza chain's locations. The Idaho Press-Tribune reports that William Whitt is part of a federal lawsuit claiming he contracted E. coli days after eating a salad from a Papa Murphy's in Nampa in March.

    >>