Judge officially sentences Renfro to death


Jonathan RenfroUpdate:

A judge has officially sentenced Jonathan Renfro to death for the murder of Sgt. Greg Moore in 2015. The sentencing comes after a jury in the final phase of the trial found the defense's mitigation in three main factors did not suffice for Renfro to receive life without parole over the weekend.

In Monday's sentencing, the judge also sentenced Renfro to life without parole plus 19 years for non-capital offenses.


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A jury has sentenced Jonathan Renfro to death in the 2015 murder of Coeur d'Alene Police Sgt. Greg Moore. The jury announced the verdict Saturday morning just hours after the final phase of his trial ended. During that final stage, Renfro took the stand in his defense for the first time. He apologized to Moore's family for his actions.

Renfro was found guilty of the murder last month.

Moore was shot while investigating suspicious activity in the 2800 block of Wilbur Avenue on May 5, 2015. Sgt. Moore contacted a man walking in the neighborhood at around 1:20 a.m.Sgt. Moore radioed suspect Jonathan Renfro's information to dispatch and was not heard from again. Moore later died from his injuries. Renfro's driver's license was found in Sgt. Moore's possession at the hospital. 

Renfro admitted to the shooting repeatedly according to a police affidavit.

The jury in the mitigation phase found  the defense's mitigation in three main factors did not suffice for Renfro to receive life without parole.

KHQ's Adam Mayer said the Idaho Supreme Court will review the case.

The next step in the process is an actual sentencing hearing, which will take place Monday afternoon.

(story: Matt Pusatory, KHQ Local News Web Producer, KHQ.com; photo: Adam Mayer, KHQ)

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