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BOISE -- The man arrested in the aftermath of a triple shooting in Boise last month was arraigned in district court Thursday.

Samari Prentice Winn, 34, isn't accused of pulling the trigger the night Elliot Bailey and Travontae Calloway were gunned down inside Calloway's Orchard Street home. But prosecutors say Winn, a friend of the slain men, is responsible for leading the killer to the door.

Calloway and Bailey were hit multiple times with bullets from a .45 caliber semi-automatic handgun and died at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center. A third victim, Calloway's girlfriend, was shot through the arm as she fled up the stairs, but survived.

The killer has not been found.

Winn has been charged with two felony counts of aiding and abetting murder and one count of aiding and abetting attempted murder. He's been held in the Ada County Jail without bond since May 9, the day after the killings.

He faces up to life in prison if convicted, with a minimum sentence of ten years without parole. But Judge Lynn Norton said in court Thursday prosecutors have the option of asking for the death penalty in this case.

That request must be filed within 60 days of Winn entering a plea. Prosecutor Shelley Akamatsu said she did not want to discuss whether prosecutors were considering that until later in the proceedings.

Winn, who appeared in the courtroom in a yellow and white striped jail jumpsuit, answered only yes or no when questioned by Norton. His case was bound over to district court a week ago after witnesses testified.

The suspect is scheduled to appear in court again June 26 to enter a plea.

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