- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 15, 2016

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - A 47-year-old Nampa man has pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree murder following the separate killings of two men.

Michael S. Dauber pleaded guilty Tuesday as part of a deal that dropped two first-degree murder charges that carried a possible death sentence.

Fourth District Judge Patrick Owen asked Dauber when he decided to plead guilty.

“About an hour and a half ago,” Dauber said, the Idaho Statesman reported (https://bit.ly/1rqa2fl).

Authorities said that Dauber killed 25-year-old Joshua Reddington of Salmon in 2000 and 42-year-old Steven Kalogerakos in 2007.

Dauber, the son of a Chicago mobster killed in 1980, was arrested in October 2014 following the discovery of a bone fragment that DNA testing showed matched Reddington’s biological mother.

Reddington worked in logging with Dauber and went missing in 2000.

Kalogerakos was a friend of Dauber from Chicago who moved to Idaho with Dauber in 1994. Kalogerakos moved back to Chicago but returned to Idaho City, authorities say, at Dauber’s urging in 2007 and the two men shared a cabin.

Kalogerakos went missing that year and his dismembered body was found in late 2013 outside Idaho City in a sack in a shallow grave. Authorities said Dauber used an ax and saw to cup up Kalogerakos’ body before burying it.

Dauber is scheduled to be sentenced Oct. 28. Prosecutors are seeking a sentence of 17 years to life in prison for both counts of second-degree murder, to be served concurrently.

Part of Dauber’s deal with prosecutors allows him to ask for a reduced sentence of 13 to 15 years if he leads authorities to the rest of Reddington’s remains.

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Information from: Idaho Statesman, https://www.idahostatesman.com


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