Man set to be sentenced for 2016 Spokane Valley double homicide

Man set to be sentenced for 2016 Spokane Valley double homicide

A man convicted of killing a brother and sister in Spokane Valley in 2016 will be sentenced on Friday.

Gilberto Delgado was convicted of homicide in the slayings of Brenda Kolbet and Dan Kenison.

Court documents showed Delgado was Kolbert’s estranged boyfriend. Authorities said Delgado drove up to her house and started an argument that ended with her murder.

Kolbert’s 7-year-old son reported the murders to police. The young boy was sitting in the passenger seat of his mom’s car in the driveway when Delgado pulled up.

After getting out of his car, a heated exchanged ensued between Delgado and Kolbet in the driveway. Court documents indicate the boy heard gunshots after Delgado chased his mom into the home, then he saw Delgado leave the house and drive away.

The boy went inside the home and found his mom and uncle had both been shot. Deputies arrived shortly after, but both victims had already died.

Delgado was arrested by the US Marshals and Idaho State Police troopers in Blackfoort, Idaho a few days after the double murders.

Delgado’s sentencing hearing begins at 2 p.m. He faces up to life in prison.

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