Commission Denies Rhoades’ request for commutation hearing

Mugshot of Paul Ezra Rhoades, IDOC #26864
Paul Ezra Rhoades, IDOC #26864

BOISE, November 7, 2011 – The Idaho Commission of Pardons and Parole decided on Friday, November 4, to deny the petition for a commutation hearing submitted on behalf of Paul Ezra Rhoades, who was sentenced to death for the 1987 murders of Susan Michelbacher and Stacy Baldwin in eastern Idaho’s Bonneville County.     

Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter received the Commission’s recommendation on Monday, November 7.

Seventh District Judge Jon J. Shindurling issued death warrants for Rhoades on October 19. The execution is set for November 18.

Story published: 11/07/2011
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