Pit bulls removed from slaying site headed to Boise

Pit bulls removed from slaying site headed to Boise

Credit: KPVI

Photographs from the scene of a triple homicide in southeastern Idaho show part of pitbull dogfighting operation, according to authorities.

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by KTVB.COM and Associated Press

KTVB.COM

Posted on April 8, 2013 at 8:56 AM

Updated Thursday, Dec 5 at 1:16 PM

BOISE -- More than 60 pit bulls found at the scene of a triple homicide in southeastern Idaho will be taken to the Idaho Humane Society in Boise, according to humane society staff.

The Oneida County Sheriff's office says the dogs were removed from the property Monday afternoon.

Hannah Parpart from the Idaho Humane Society in Boise says 64 of the dogs are scheduled to arrive at the Boise shelter sometime in the next day or two. "All the dogs will be medically evaluated here," Parpart said. "We'll be assessing them immediately and housing them here."

Parpart says it's unknown if the dogs will be available for adoption. Parpart says that's because the legal ownership status and the temperament of the dogs are factors that will have be considered before further decisions are made.

"This is a big undertaking for our staff," Parpart said. "We've been prepping all weekend."

The Idaho State Journal reports many of the dogs have scars.

HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION

The bodies of 61-year-old Brent L. Christensen, 32-year-old Trent Jon Christensen and 27-year-old Yavette Chivon Carter were discovered Friday outside Holbrook, a town of about 400 people just north of the Idaho-Utah state line.

Sheriff JP Semrad says he believes the victims knew the killer or killers.

A dogfighting and marijuana-growing operation was being run out of the rural ranch where the killings took place.

Cash and 38 marijuana plants worth $95,000 were in the house.

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