Post by SoulTrainOz on Jun 23, 2006 21:54:48 GMT -5
CALDWELL -- State prosecuters have filed an intent to seek the death penalty for Alofa Time.
Time, 51 was formally arraigned Friday morning in Canyon County Court. Now that the State's intentions for seeking the death penalty are known, Third Judicial District Administrative Judge Gregory M. Culet is allowing Time more time to make up his mind about how he will plea.
Judge Culet scheduled a hearing on Friday, June 30th for Time to answer to charges of First Degree Murder. He is accused of killing his estranged wife at their Nampa home on Wednesday, June 14th and then transporting her severed head in the back of his pick-up truck.
Time also faces two Second Degree Murder charges in Ada County for allegedly intentionally causing a car crash which killed a Boise woman and her four-year old daughter. According to court records, a 6 to 8 page suicide note was found at the scene of the crash detailing Time's motive for allegedly killing his wife.
Post by SoulTrainOz on Jun 24, 2006 0:10:45 GMT -5
Idaho prosecutors said Friday they will seek the death penalty for Alofa Time, the Nampa man accused of beheading his wife, then killing a Boise woman and her 4-year-old daughter in a botched suicide-by-car accident attempt.
A 3rd District Court judge in Canyon County granted a request from Time's lawyers to postpone his arraignment on a 1st-degree murder charge in the slaying of his wife, Theresa Time.
The lawyers requested more time to prepare a defense now that their client faces capital punishment, The Idaho Statesman reported.
The arraignment is scheduled for June 30. A jury trial is tentatively set to begin Oct. 23.
At an initial appearance in court Thursday, Canyon County prosecutors said they have evidence Time, 50, tortured his wife prior to her death, but they declined to disclose details publicly.
The Canyon County Coroner's office is still trying to determine the precise cause of death of Theresa Time, 47.
Prosecutors say her headless body was found after Alofa Time, carrying the severed head in his Dodge Ram pickup, deliberately swerved into oncoming traffic, colliding with a sedan and killing Samantha Nina Murphy, 36, and her daughter, Jaelynne Grimes, 4. The impact of the crash caused the head to fly onto the roadway.
Besides the 1st-degree murder charge in his wife's death, Time is charged with 2 counts of 2nd-degree murder in the deaths of Murphy and Grimes.
Under Idaho law, to seek the death penalty, prosecutors must show several aggravating factors to a jury, which could include evidence that the alleged beheading was particularly cruel and callous.
Post by SoulTrainOz on Jun 25, 2006 21:28:21 GMT -5
In Nampa, prosecutors said Friday they will seek the death penalty for a man accused of beheading his wife, then killing a woman and her 4-year-old daughter in a botched suicide-by-car accident attempt.
Her decapitated body was found after Time, carrying the severed head in his pickup truck, deliberately swerved into oncoming traffic and collided with a sedan, killing Samantha Nina Murphy, 36, and her daughter, Jaelynne Grimes, prosecutors said. The impact caused the head to fly onto the road.
Time is also charged with 2 counts of 2nd-degree murder in the deaths of Murphy and Grimes.