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Washington man pleads guilty to killing cab driver

November 10, 2018

SANDPOINT, Idaho (AP) — A Washington man accused in the stabbing death of a Washington cabdriver in northern Idaho has pleaded guilty to first-degree murder.

The Bonner County Daily Bee reports that 21-year-old Jacob Corban Coleman pleaded guilty Friday. Prosecutors dropped their pursuit of the death penalty as part of the plea deal.

Police say Coleman in August 2017 called a cab and 22-year-old Gagandeep Singh of Spokane picked him up at Spokane International Airport.

Authorities say Coleman told police he became homicidal and bought a knife during a stop at a store.

Singh stopped in Kootenai, Idaho, when it became clear Coleman didn’t have a destination. Police say Coleman then stabbed Singh, who died at the scene.

A two-day sentencing hearing for Coleman is scheduled for Jan. 3.

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Information from: Bonner County (Idaho) Daily Bee, http://www.bonnercountydailybee.com

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