Retired Bothell officer testifies at Duncan hearing in Boise - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Retired Bothell officer testifies at Duncan hearing in Boise

Joseph Edward Duncan Joseph Edward Duncan
BOISE, Idaho. - A retired Bothell police detective testified Tuesday in Boise at the sentencing hearing that will determine whether Joseph Edward Duncan should be executed.
     
The former officer, Dennis Nizzi, told the jury about the discovery of the bodies of two girls that Duncan has admitted killing. A FBI agent testified yesterday that Duncan confessed to killing half-sisters Sammiejo White and Carmen Cubias.

Previous Coverage

- Second phase of sentencing opens in Duncan case
- 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
-
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


     
Duncan was living in Seattle near where the 9- and 11-year-old disappeared in 1996 and working near where their bodies were found months later when an old barn was cleared for a new building in Bothell.
     
Jurors are deciding whether Duncan should be executed for killing a 9-year-old Idaho boy, Dylan Groene. Duncan previously pleaded guilty to killing the boy's brother, mother and
her boyfriend at a home near Coeur d'Alene.
     
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