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Alleged murderer granted continuance

COEUR D'ALENE, ID - The federal trial for a 48-year-old Winchester man who was indicted for the 1st-degree murder of his mother last June has been continued until September 17th.

Kenneth Broncheau was originally scheduled to stand trial on March 5 in U.S. District Court in Coeur d'Alene, but according to court documents, "the ends of justice for a continuance outweigh the Defendant's and the public's interest in a speedy trial" and "without such continuance defendant's counsel will not have adequate time to prepare, considering due diligence."

The indictment alleges that on June 21, 2012, Broncheau, an enrolled Tribal member, shot and killed 66-year-old Carol Haskell. Investigators say after he killed his mother, Broncheau then set her body on fire. He faces life in prison and a maximum fine of $250,000.


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