Man pleads guilty to North Idaho murders - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Man pleads guilty to North Idaho murders

Jon Allen Kienholz Jr, also known locally as "Bubba", police say he confessed to the murders Jon Allen Kienholz Jr, also known locally as "Bubba", police say he confessed to the murders
Cynthia Bewick and Neil Howard were found dead from gunshot wounds at the top of Dobson Pass Cynthia Bewick and Neil Howard were found dead from gunshot wounds at the top of Dobson Pass

WALLACE, Idaho. - The man charged in the deaths of a young couple in August has pled guilty to two counts of murder. Jon Kienholz also known locally as "Bubba," confessed to the murders on August 13, according to Shoshone County Sheriff Chuck Reynalds.

Previous Coverage

- Two plead not guilty in Shoshone County killings
- More arrests possible in Shoshone County killings
- Two more arrests in North Idaho double homicide
- Police searching for person of interest in north Idaho murders

Keinholz made a plea deal for both counts of murder, under which the State will not seek the death penalty. His sentencing has been set for January 6, 2009 at 9 a.m.

Authorities identified the victims as 20-year old Neil Howard and 18-year old Cynthia Bewick.

One body was discovered around 8:30 a.m. Friday, August 8, by a woman picking huckleberries at the top of Dobson Pass, north of Wallace. The woman called the Shoshone County Sheriff's Office. Deputies arrived a short time later and discovered a second body.

 

 

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