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Court rules Steve Groene must leave the home purchased for his daughter Shasta Groene

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COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho -

A District Court Judge in Idaho has ruled in favor of the Shasta Groene Charitable Trust in their lawsuit against Shasta Groene's father Steve Groene. The Trust had argued that the home purchased for Shasta Groene following her horrific ordeal at the hands of Joseph Duncan should be sold, with the proceeds from the sale going to furthering her education.

Steve Groene had argued that, while Shasta has been living in Boise in recent years, he still lives in the home and it is his only home. He says the people of Coeur d'Alene, who contributed to the Charitable Trust, were under the impression that the home wasn't just for Shasta, it was for Shasta and her father.

He argued in court that the home was Shasta's and that she gave him permission to live in it, and selling his home out from under him should not be allowed.

The court disagreed. In court documents, the judge wrote that "the Defendant (Steve Groene) has no further right to occupy the subject property, and is continuing in possession of the subject property without the permission of the Trustees. Therefore, the defendant is guilty of unlawful detainer."

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