In May of 2005, Joseph Duncan brutally murdered two adults and a 13 year old just outside of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. His intent was to kidnap the two young children at the home. His mission was carried out. The children were brutally abused and one of them, killed. Miraculously, the other child was rescued about seven weeks after the abduction at a local restaurant in the early morning hours.
This man is a convicted sex offender who has pled guilty to federal charges related to this case. His sentencing hearing is currently underway in Boise, ID (where the Federal Court is located). The jurors are currently being shown a graphic torture video that Ducan took. The judge is not allowing any media feed into the courtroom and has warned everyone present of the particularly violent, graphic nature. So, SOME people present have an option of not watching this. But, there are people in the courtroom who have no choice in this. They are serving as jurors and Court personnel. I ask you to pray for them as their lives will not be the same after watching this. And, of course, please pray for the respose of the souls of those family members brutally murdered in this case…and for the surviving little girl.