TWIN FALLS, Idaho -- A 5th District judge says a prosecutor can have more time to decide whether he will seek the death penalty against a man accused in a fatal shooting during a standoff at an Idaho hotel.
The Times-News reports Twin Falls County Prosecutor Grant Loebs now has until Nov. 4 to file his intent to seek the death penalty against Clark Cleveland, who is charged with first-degree murder and 11 other felonies. Prosecutors say the 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.
It's the second extension a judge has given Loebs in the case. Idaho law generally requires a prosecutor to decide whether to seek capital punishment within 60 days of the arraignment.