- Associated Press - Thursday, June 9, 2016

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) - A Twin Falls man will avoid the death penalty after pleading guilty to fatal shooting in Twin Falls.

Jacob Marshall, 21, pleaded guilty to murder and robbery charges Wednesday in connection with the July 25 shooting of 53-year-old Kent Storrer, reported The Times-News (http://bit.ly/1RYegAw ).

As part of a plea agreement, prosecutors will recommend Marshall spend at least 70 years in prison instead of pursuing the death penalty. He is scheduled to be sentenced Aug. 2.

Prosecutors said Marshall was “thirsty to kill” when he and his co-defendant, 22-year-old Jerry Kimball, met Storrer and his son-in-law Jasper Qualls to test-drive a Mitsubishi that Qualls had advertised on Craigslist.

After the test drive, Marshall killed Storrer with an AR-15 rifle and drove off with Kimball in the stolen car, according to the indictment.

The soonest Marshall would be eligible for parole would be 2085, at 91 years old.

“This is functionally a life-in-prison sentence,” said Twin Falls County Prosecutor Grant Loebs. “I can’t imagine that he will ever get out, assuming he would even get parole in 70 years.”

Kimball is facing six felonies, including a murder count, but prosecutors are not seeking the death penalty.

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Information from: The Times-News, http://www.magicvalley.com

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