Jury will soon decide Duncan's fate - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Jury will soon decide Duncan's fate

BOISE, Idaho - A jury will soon decide whether Joseph Duncan deserves to die for kidnapping two young siblings in a bloodbath at their home, torturing them, raping them and killing a 9-year-old boy.

Some 350 candidates are expected to show up at a convention center in downtown Boise, Idaho, on Monday. That's when attorneys will narrow the pool down to the 12 jurors plus three alternates who will decide Duncan's fate.

Duncan pleaded guilty in December to 10 federal charges. Three of those charges could bring the death penalty: kidnapping resulting in death, sexual exploitation of a child resulting in death, and using a firearm in a crime of violence resulting in death.

(The Associated Press contributed to this story.)

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