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Duncan agrees to open encrypted computer files

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Joseph E. Duncan sits in a Kootenai County courtroom to plead guilty to 3 counts of kidnapping and 3 counts of murder. Joseph E. Duncan sits in a Kootenai County courtroom to plead guilty to 3 counts of kidnapping and 3 counts of murder.

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - The plea agreement that sent Joseph E. Duncan to life in prison without parole on Monday may also lead to closure for other families indirectly tied to the Coeur d'Alene case.

Duncan's defense attorneys agreed to a plea agreement that saw Duncan plead guilty to three counts of kidnapping and three counts of murder.  But one part of the agreement allows investigators even more access into Duncan's secrets.

Duncan agreed to fully cooperate with law enforcement officers.  And he agreed to open up his up-to-now locked computer files.  Investigators believe those files may reveal important information.

Kootenai County Prosecutor Bill Douglas wouldn't speculate on what those encrypted files may contain. 

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