North Idaho

Renfro's jail behavior to be used to support death penalty

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Prosecutors will be able to use the testimony about how a man accused of killing a Coeur d'Alene police officer has acted while he's been in jail awaiting trial.
The Coeur d'Alene Press reports that a judge ruled on Wednesday and Thursday that 26-year-old Jonathan Renfro's alleged conduct in jail can be included in a list of aggravating factors the prosecution can present to the jury in an attempt to secure the death penalty.
Renfro is charged with first-degree murder, grand theft, removing a law-enforcement officer's firearm, concealing evidence, robbery and eluding police in connection to the 2015 shooting death of Coeur d'Alene Police Sgt. Greg Moore.
Prosecutors say he has fashioned weapons, made escape plans, and described his actions as noble while incarcerated.
A jury trial has been tentatively scheduled Feb. 6, 2017.