Second suspect in Bo Kirk murder takes plea deal

Justin Booth, one of two suspects arrested in the murder investigation of Post Falls father Bo Kirk in 2016, agreed to a plea deal on Monday. Booth will plead guilty to murder and robbery charges, while other charges against him will be dropped. The maximum penalty he faces is two life sentences and the death penalty is no longer an option.

William "Bo" Kirk was kidnapped, robbed and murdered in October of 2016 after a road rage incident. Following a lengthy investigation, police arrested David Hutto and Booth for the crimes. Hutto pleaded guilty to murder and was sentenced to life in prison in 2017.

In court Monday, the judge read an indictment, which claimed Booth was the one who pulled the trigger and murdered Kirk.

Booth entered an Alford plea for the murder and robbery charges. An Alford plea means that Booth does not admit to any crimes, but admits there is enough evidence to convict him.

Booth's sentencing hearing is scheduled for August 1, 2018.

(story & photo: Adam Mayer, KHQ Local News Reporter, KHQ.com)

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