IDOC serves inmate with death warrant

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

BOISE, May 17, 2012 — At 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 17, 2012, the Idaho Department of Correction served inmate Richard Albert Leavitt, #23081, with a death warrant as ordered by Seventh District Judge Jon J. Shindurling. 

The warrant orders that Leavitt be executed on June 12, 2012.

Leavitt is facing the death penalty for the July 17, 1984 murder of Danette Jean Elg in Blackfoot.

Per IDOC policy, Leavitt has been moved to an isolation cell at Idaho Maximum Security Institution. Leavitt has been incarcerated under IDOC jurisdiction since December 19, 1985.

Story published: 05/17/2012
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