- Associated Press - Monday, October 31, 2016

COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho (AP) - Prosecutors say a northern Idaho man who was kidnapped, bound and shot to death was the victim of a road-rage incident.

David E. Hutto, 44, is charged with second-degree murder in the Oct. 22 death of William “Bo” Kirk. He has been assigned a public defender but has not yet entered a plea. A message left with the public defender’s office was not immediately returned.

During his first court appearance on Monday, Kootenai County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Rebecca Perez said Hutto followed Kirk over something Kirk did while driving home from work.

She said Hutto then tried to conceal the crime by setting Kirk’s pickup truck on fire.

Hutto faces up to life in prison if convicted.

A second person suspected of involvement in the case is in federal custody. The U.S. Attorney’s office declined to comment on the case.

Kirk, 41, disappeared Oct. 22 after he left his job as an X-ray technician at Northwest Specialty Hospital in Post Falls. The husband and father of three never made it home that evening.



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