Life in prison for killer of Post Falls father


UPDATE: Monday, April 10, 2017

On Monday David E. Hutto was found guilty of murdering 41-year-old Post Falls resident William "Bo" Kirk and sentenced to life in prison without parole. He also received life sentences for counts of first degree kidnapping and first degree robbery. 

Kirk was killed in October following a road rage incident. Hutto and a second man, Justin Roy Booth, were arrested shortly after Kirk's body was found in the Coeur d'Alene National Forest near Hayden. Booth remains on a US Marshals hold in the Bonner County Jail and has not been charged with a crime related to the Kirk murder, but Kootenai County Prosecutor Barry McHugh says he plans to bring charges against Booth in relation to the murder sometime in the near future.

Kirk's sister, Claudia Jackson, spoke with KHQ following Hutto's sentencing hearing Monday morning.

"The judges decision was exactly what we wanted. It brings a little bit of closure because we got the outcome we wanted. It will never bring Bo back or make everything better, but justice was served in that sense," Jackson said.

Jackson said they stand with McHugh in bringing charges against Booth. And the family hopes justice will be served in that case as well.

"We want to see the same thing as they did with Hutto, he is just as responsible," Jackson said. 

When asked whether she wanted to hear anything from Hutto, Jackson said there was nothing he could say.

"These are just evil people," she said.

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The man accused of killing a Post Falls father in a road rage incident last year, is scheduled to appear in an Idaho courtroom Monday for a sentencing hearing. David E. Hutto faces charges of first degree murder, first degree kidnapping and robbery. According to prosecutors Hutto will not face the death penalty Monday, but could, at maximum, get life in prison for each count.

Hutto is accused of killing 41-year-old William "Bo" Kirk of Post Falls in October. Kirk disappeared after not returning home from work. Later his truck was found engulfed in flames, but Kirk could not be found.

During their investigation, police discovered Kirk's debit card had been used to withdraw money from ATM machines. Police later recovered and released surveillance video of a man driving Kirk's truck, and wearing a bandana to cover his face, pulling money from ATM from Kirk's account.  

In late October, Kirk's body was discovered in the Coeur d'Alene National Forest near Hayden days after he was reported missing, near where his burned truck was found.

Hutto originally pleaded not guilty to the charges, but changed his plea to guilty in February.

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