For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Bob Cooper
Date: February 2, 2005
Boise Man Sentenced to Prison for Attempted Murder
(Boise) - Jeffrey Steven Parkins, 26, of Boise will serve at least 20 years in prison for attempted murder, Attorney General Lawrence Wasden said. Fourth District Judge Ronald J. Wilper sentenced Parkins on two counts of attempted murder.
Parkins pled guilty on December 7, 2004. He must serve 15 years in prison on the first count and was ordered to serve an additional five to 15 years on the second count. The sentences will run consecutively.
Parkins was charged in the April 2004 attempted murder of two Boise residents. According to the victims testimony, Parkins shot them in the head with a.22 hand gun after an unsuccessful attempt to help the victims find a dealer to make a drug purchase.
The Special Prosecutions Unit of the Attorney General's Criminal Law Division prosecuted the case at the request of Ada County Prosecuting Attorney Greg Bower. Deputy Attorney General J. Scott James prosecuted the case.
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