For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Bob Cooper
Date: July 31, 2007
Rauland Grube Pleads Guilty in Case Arising out of Amy Hossner’s 1983 Death
(Boise) – Rauland Grube, 43, of Ashton has changed his plea of not guilty in the 1983 death of Amy Hossner and pleaded guilty to an amended charge of felony aggravated assault, Attorney General Lawrence Wasden said. Grube entered the plea today during a hearing before Judge Darren B. Simpson in Seventh District Court.
By pleading guilty, Grube admitted to the amended charges in a plea agreement with the prosecution under the following terms:
“This case has been proceeding for many years, and we believe this resolution achieves justice for Amy Hossner, her family and the defendant,” Attorney General Wasden said.
The Hossner family expressed support for the plea agreement, which resolved the case. “We are relieved that Mr. Grube has accepted responsibility for the actions that led to the death of Amy,” the victim’s father, Fred Hossner, said. “Nothing can make up for the loss of our daughter, but this is an acceptable resolution of the case, and we are relieved that it is over.”
Grube was convicted of first degree murder on March 27, 1992. On federal review, the Ninth Circuit ordered Grube to be retried or released from prison.
The Special Prosecutions Unit of the Attorney General’s Criminal Law Division prosecuted the case at the request of Karl Lewies, the Fremont County Prosecuting Attorney.
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