Moscow Police Arrest Ex-Con A Mile Killer From University of Idaho Murders – And The Coroner Is His Attorney?!

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Well, what?! A convicted killer was arrested this week – just over a mile from the scene of four people. University of Idaho students were murdered in their sleep last month.

According to court documents obtained by Fox News Digital39 years old James Leonard was arrested Wednesday for domestic violence with psychological trauma, aggravated assault, attempted strangulation and injuring a child after allegedly beating his wife and daughter and slitting himself. myself with a knife. The criminal complaint states:

“Dispatch advised a drunken husband punched his wife in the head and hit his daughter.”

The man’s wife told authorities that James allegedly drank “half a bottle of gin” and had just come home from work in his van when he saw her talking on the phone to someone. . He accused her of cheating on him and started yelling at her in front of her 20-year-old and 15-year-old children, her eldest daughter’s 21-year-old boyfriend, and her 1-year-old grandchild. According to the complaint, James then went into his room and began cutting himself.

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When the wife examined him, he continued to hit her with his fists and grabbed her by the neck. In the midst of the attack, the eldest daughter, boyfriend and toddler went to a neighbor’s house. And at one point, James allegedly punched and kicked his 15-year-old daughter before pulling her hair and throwing her in a closet.

While the wife contacted 911, James then cut off his arm, shouting that she had cut him and needed help. Law enforcement quickly arrived at the house on Palouse River Drive, and they found his wife with blood stains on her nose and mouth while he was in the bedroom. When the police asked him to leave the room, James came out with blood on his hands and face and a large cut on his forearm. An officer searched him, discovering he had two knives and a marijuana stick on him.

Police discovered a trail of blood inside the home and asked the wife if she was afraid that Leonard would point a knife at her, according to the affidavit. She told them she wasn’t sure what he was going to do at the time. Law enforcement eventually found her hiding underneath a child in another room with signs of a concussion. What a horrible and terrifying situation.

The arrest came at a difficult time because the former inmate lived about 1.3 miles from home. Kaylee Goncalves, Madison Mogen, Xanaand Ethan Chapin was found stabbed to death on November 13. Additionally, he had previously pleaded guilty to shooting a man named Tyler Lee outside his home in Genesee, Idaho, in 2007.

Each of the records obtained by Fox News Digital, He claimed it was in self-defense after the victim came to his home accusing him of sleeping with his girlfriend, punching him in the face and then climbing on top of him to continue the attack. He agreed to plead guilty to involuntary manslaughter in exchange for a sentence of five to 15 years in prison. However, in 2009, his prison sentence was suspended and he was given 15 years’ probation.

Naturally, these details make some people suspicious. And in a strange twist, Latah County Coroner Cathy Mabbutt, who ruled that 4 students were stabbed to death in their sleep, is also the defense attorney for James! Yes, you read it right. Based on Fox News DigitalShe was elected to office in 2006 prior to James’ murder and is an attorney and nurse.

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But is Moscow Police Department Want to see if James is involved in the University of Idaho murders? No. They told the outlet he was not a suspect at this time. Meanwhile, his wife insisted Dailymail.com on Sunday that he had “nothing to do” with the murder:

“There’s a lot of crazy stuff going on, but my husband has nothing to do with what happened there. Everyone on the internet is trying to pin murders on him. I had to get off that social network.

She also noted that he was at home with her when the four victims were killed. At this time, the MPD has not identified a suspect in these murders – but they are looking for the person(s) in the white car from 2011 to 2013. Hyundai Elantra who may have important information about the crime. Anyone with information is asked to call 208-883-7180 ​​or email [email protected]

[Image via Latah County Sheriff’s Office, Kaylee Goncalves/Instagram]


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