FILER, Idaho -- Details are emerging in the brutal murder of a Filer man police say was shot in the face, then stabbed more than 20 times.

Authorities say 22-year-old Bradly James attacked 58-year-old Larry Miller inside his home on Main Street in Filer on Thursday, December 12.

James is charged with first-degree murder in the case.

Court records say James brought a gun to Miller's home around 6:30 p.m. with the intent to scare him.

Documents go on to say James admitted to police that he went there because he was upset about how Miller was treating a friend of a friend, and admitted to arguing with Miller.

Prosecutors say James then shot Miller in the face and stabbed him 25 times before leaving the scene.

Prosecutors say Miller then walked several blocks to a business downtown, barely alive. That's when the business owner called authorities, and James later died from his injuries.

On Monday, KTVB talked to a friend of Miller's who didn't want to be identified, but said Miller was a good man, He's straightforward; he's a man of his word; I trust him.

Those who knew Miller said he lived alone and worked as a handy man.

Hard working, dedicated to trying to better his life, said Miller's friend.

James was arrested Saturday, and is now being held without bond.

KTVB talked with several neighbors off camera who say they're shocked that such a brutal murder would happen in such a small town.

On Monday,James appeared in Twin Falls County court for his arraignment. That's where his attorney stated he wanted to voice his highest displeasure at the violation of the presumption of innocence in the state's rendition to the court.

James does not have a previous criminal history, and his preliminary hearing is set for December 27.

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