Trial set for man accused in Idaho boy’s slaying

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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The trial of a man accused in the beating death of an 8-year-old Idaho boy whose body was pulled from an irrigation canal last summer is set to start this fall.

Judge Darla Williamson decided Thursday that jury selection will begin in Daniel Ehrlick’s trial on Sept. 22. The trial of Melissa Jenkins, who is also accused in the death of her son Robert Manwill, is to start Nov. 29.

Williamson did not rule on a request to move the trials out of Boise, saying she wants to see if media coverage of Ehrlick’s trial will affect the ability to find an impartial jury in Ada County.

Each are charged with first-degree murder.

Prosecutors say the boy was tortured, beaten and ultimately killed by Ehrlick, his mother’s live-in boyfriend.


Information from: Idaho Statesman,