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Murder suspect's roommate helping investigators

Murder suspect's roommate helping investigators

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - We're learning more about a possible second suspect in the alleged road rage murder of Idaho man Bo Kirk.

Kootenai County Sheriff's detectives think Kirk was killed during a one-sided road rage incident. KXLY4 sources say one of the players involved is giving explicit details to investigators about how Kirk was targeted for that random, deadly attack.

Two different judges have sealed the majority of paperwork associated with this case. The reasons include protecting the identity of a juvenile who is not directly involved in the homicide. However, it appears that teen may have inadvertently supplied the murder weapon to the suspected killer, David Hutto.

Corrections deputies in the Kootenai County Jail consider Hutto such a danger, either to himself or others, that he wears special horizontally striped clothing. Hutto is not even allowed out of his cell without two deputies watching him.

Before his arrest last Friday, Hutto lived in a Hayden home with an ex-con named Justin Roy Booth. They were partners in a small engine business called "Two Brothers."

In an affidavit, FBI agents allege around Oct. 15 Booth was approached by someone, possibly a teenager, about swapping a .38 caliber revolver for a pair of mopeds. Booth agreed and allegedly took possession of the pistol.

11 days later, Kirk was found shot to death near Hayden Creek, and two days after that, Booth met with a Kootenai County Major Crimes sergeant. Booth showed up with an attorney, waived his right to remain silent, and talked to detectives.

Later that same day, investigators used a warrant to search Booth and Hutto's home and found the gun in question. Not longer after that, Hutto was arrested behind a Coeur d'Alene Burger King and charged with Kirk's murder.

Detectives won't say if the handgun used to kill Kirk is the same pistol exchanged for the mopeds, but it does appear Booth may have implicated Hutto in the homicide.

It may be one reason why Booth is being held in a different jail from Hutto on a Felon in Possession of a Firearm charge, but not murder.

Undoubtedly, there are going to be more charges filed in this case. Other suspects could be charged as well. We will eventually know more facts about this tragedy, but perhaps not until Hutto's preliminary hearing now set for Nov. 10.