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Execution date set for Leavitt, convicted of 1984 Blackfoot Murder

May 17, 2012

(Boise) – Seventh District Judge Jon J. Shindurling issued a death warrant today for Richard A. Leavitt for the July 1984 murder of Danette Elg in Blackfoot, Idaho.  The execution date is set for June 12, 2012.

Leavitt, convicted of the brutal murder of 31 year old Danette Elg in 1984, will be given lethal injection.
Elg was murdered in her home after being attacked with a knife, sustaining 15 separate stab and slash wounds and sexually mutilated. Prosecutors say that Leavitt cut out her sexual organs while she died or shortly after.

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