North Idaho

N. Idaho man pleads guilty in 2012 shooting

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Federal prosecutors say a Winchester man has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the shooting death of his mother last summer.

In federal court Wednesday, 48-year-old Kenneth D. Broncheau pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of Carol Haskell at their residence on the Nez Perce Indian Reservation.

Broncheau admitted to firing two shots from a rifle at his mother on June 21, with the first missing her and the second causing a fatal wound in her torso.

He then poured gasoline on the victim's body and set it afire before a neighbor stepped in and removed the gun from his hands.

He faces up to life in prison on the murder charge and is scheduled for sentencing on Aug. 19.