BLACKFOOT, Idaho - A defense attorney for an eastern Idaho man charged with attempted murder says Jesse Whipkey didn't intend to kill anyone on Feb. 25 and may not have even known that the gun he's accused of using was loaded.
The Idaho State Journal reports that much of the testimony at Whipkey's Bingham County trial Wednesday centered on a recording that is sometimes difficult to understand and that prosecutors say contains Whipkey telling a friend he intended to kill Amy Mayer and other family members.
Defense attorney Neal Randall says that's a misrepresentation of the recording.
Prosecutors say Whipkey got in a fight with his daughter after the family attended a funeral and that he tried to shoot her with a handgun, but the weapon misfired.
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