Lodge Orders Duncan Sentencing Delayed

BOISE, Idaho  — Judge Edward Lodge has ordered another delay in the federal death penalty case for convicted kidnapper and murderer Joseph Duncan.

Judge Lodge issued an order Monday telling potential jurors they should contact the court July 30th for details on how the case will proceed.

It’s the latest delay since the sentencing phase of the case was suspended in May to determine whether Duncan was competent to serve as his own lawyer.

Duncan pleaded guilty to 10 counts in December related to the 2005 kidnapping of Dylan and Shasta Groene and the slaying of Dylan. The children were kidnapped from their Coeur d’Alene home and taken to Montana where they were abused.

Earlier this month, Lodge ordered the pool of more than 300 potential jurors to check with the court Monday for instructions.