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Man gets 30 years in prison in Idaho road rage killing

August 7, 2018

COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho (AP) — A man who pleaded guilty to robbing and killing a Coeur d’Alene resident following a 2016 road rage incident will spend at least 30 years in prison.

Justin Roy Booth was sentenced last week in Coeur d’Alene’s First District Court for his role in kidnapping William “Bo” Kirk, stealing and burning his pickup truck, shooting him to death and dumping his body in the national forest near Hayden, the Coeur d’Alene Press reported .

Booth was sentenced to 30 years to life in prison for one count of first-degree murder, and another 30 years to life behind bars for one count of robbery. The sentences will run concurrently, which means the 38-year-old Booth could be released after serving 30 years in prison.

Booth pleaded guilty earlier this year to both counts as part of a plea arrangement.

Booth’s co-defendant, David Hutto, received back-to-back life sentences with no possibility of parole for his role in Kirk’s killing. Booth initially maintained his innocence, blaming the killing on Hutto, and told investigators he feared Hutto.

The men operated a small engine repair shop together and were accused of killing Kirk by shooting him in the back and dumping his body in the Panhandle National Forest.

Hutto and Booth had kidnapped Kirk from his driveway in Coeur d’Alene after a road rage incident, according to investigators.

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Information from: Coeur d’Alene Press, http://www.cdapress.com

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