Second phase of sentencing opens in Duncan case - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Second phase of sentencing opens in Duncan case

Joseph Edward Duncan III Joseph Edward Duncan III
BOISE, Idaho. - Federal prosecutors are getting ready for laying out the second phase of their case in the sentencing of convicted killer Joseph Edward Duncan III.
     
Testimony is expected to resume Monday in U.S. District Court in Boise.
     

Previous Coverage

- Jury says Duncan eligible for death penalty
-TRANSCRIPT: Duncan makes closing arguments against death penalty
- Prosecution & defense rest in Duncan case; closing arguments set to begin
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Jurors shown Duncan's torture videotape
-Expert says Duncan's shotgun wouldn't accidentally fire
- Jury hears disturbing letter from Duncan to his mother
- Duncan Sentencing: Police interview with Shasta played in court


On Friday, a jury deliberated for two hours before deciding that Duncan should be eligible for the death penalty.
     
In December, Duncan pleaded guilty to 10 charges related to the 2005 kidnapping and torture of two north Idaho children and the murder of one of them at a remote Montana campsite.
     
The next step for prosecutors is to build a case for execution by showing a range of aggravating factors they say make the death penalty the appropriate punishment.
     
Duncan can then make his case for life in prison without parole.
     
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