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Renfro sentenced to death for murder of Sgt. Greg Moore

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Two years after killing a Coeur d'Alene Police Officer, a north Idaho man officially learned his fate Monday: Jonathan Renfro will be put to death for the murder of Sgt. Greg Moore.

Renfro was convicted of first-degree murder last month. Then, the same jury had to decide if he would get life without parole or the death penalty. After deliberating for just a few hours, the jury returned its decision Saturday morning. Monday, a judge affirmed that decision. 

In addition to the murder charge, Renfro was also convicted of other charges for which he was sentenced Monday; 14 years in prison for grand theft, five years in prison for removing a firearm, five years in prison for concealing evidence, life in prison for robbery and five years in prison for eluding police.

Renfro did not address the judge before hearing the final decision Monday.

When questioned about the cost of pursuing the death penalty, State Prosecutor Barry McHugh said spending the money to ensure the safety of the public is worth it.

“If our effort in this cost saves one life, it's money well spent in my view,” said McHugh.

Renfro will join eight other inmates on Idaho's death row. Seven men are housed at the Idaho Maximum Security Institution near Boise; one woman is incarcerated at the Pocatello Women's Correctional Center in Pocatello.