Idaho inmate executed for 1984 murder

mugshot of Richard A. Leavitt, IDOC #23081
Richard A. Leavitt,IDOC #23081

BOISE, June 12, 2012 – The Idaho Department of Correction has carried out a death warrant issued by 7th District Judge John Schindurling for Richard Albert Leavitt, IDOC #23081.

Ada County Coroner Erwin Sonnenberg pronounced Leavitt dead at 10:25 a.m. The cause of death was lethal injection. The place of death was Idaho Maximum Security Institution south of Boise.

Leavitt was sentenced to death for the 1984 murder of Danette Jean Elg of Blackfoot in eastern Idaho’s Bingham County.

Leavitt’s body will be cremated. The remains will be turned over to his family.

Story published: 06/12/2012
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