TWIN FALLS -- A 5th District judge has again given a Twin Falls County prosecutor more time to decide whether to seek the death penalty in a case against a man accused of killing someone during a hotel standoff.
State law generally gives prosecutors 60 days from arraignment to file notice that they intend to seek the death penalty. But The Times-News reports prosecutor Grant Loebs told Judge G. Richard Bevan that he needed more time to work on the case against Clark Cleveland, who is accused of murder and other felonies. The judge agreed to grant another extension Wednesday -- Loebs' third in this case.
Prosecutors say 26-year-old Cleveland fatally shot 43-year-old Utah resident Tracy Ivie and took another person hostage during a standoff at a Twin Falls hotel in July.