Elawadly pleads guilty to second degree murder
IDAHO FALLS — Geoffrey Salem Elawadly, age 24, of Shelley pleaded guilty to the charge of second degree murder Wednesday morning before Seventh District Judge Jon Shindurling.
Elawadly appeared before the judge in Bonneville County.
In his plea agreement, Elawadly admitted to shooting a gun into a car on March 22, 2011. Using a handgun, he shot and killed 24-year-old Anthony Keith "A.J." Camp of Firth.
Investigators said Camp was shot after driving away from an argument at a motel parking lot in Idaho Falls March 22, 2011.
Elawadly was arrested four days later. He was harbored by Lindy Lizabeth Williamson.
In Elawadly's plea agreement, the state agreed to dismiss two aggravated assault charges and the deadly weapon enhancement against Elawadly.
If Judge Shindurling accepts this plea agreement, the judge will be bound to accept this reduction in charges and well as the 10-year determinate sentence.
Elawadly would pay full restitution. This sentence would run concurrent with any previous sentence.
Both the prosecutor and the defense attorney would be able to argue regarding the indeterminate part of this sentence. The judge could consider life in prison for Elawadly as part of the indeterminate sentence.
Judge Shindurling has not yet accepted this plea agreement. The judge ordered a pre-sentence report before he makes a decision.
Elawadly will be sentenced at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 17, in Bonneville County.
Regarding the other defendants in this case, Williamson, 53, pleaded guilty to felony harboring, reduced from accessory to second-degree murder. On Jan. 12, 2012, she was placed on probation for five years.
Williamson was also ordered to pay a $1,000 fine, $150.50 court costs, $75 to the victim fund and $500 public defender fees.
The second defendant in this case, Jayson B. Burns, was arrested March 22. In exchange for his guilty plea on one count of aggravated assault, Bonneville County Prosecutors dismissed a second count of aggravated assault and weapons enhancements on both charges. He was to serve at least two years and not more than five years in the Idaho Department of Corrections. He was also fined $369.50.
Judge Shindurling retained jurisdiction in this case. Burns was placed on a traditional rider and is serving this rider in Cottonwood. His estimated completion date is June 1, 2012.