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Cayde Lish Sentenced For Death Of JD Paiz

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By Paul Johnson

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) - Cayde Lish was sentenced today following his trial for the death of Jerimiah “J.D.” Paiz. District judge Richard Bevan sentenced Lish to 22 years in prison, 10 years determinate 12 indeterminate with 399 days credit for time served.

Lish was found guilty of voluntary manslaughter with a weapons enhancement.


Defense attorney Keith Roark insisted that Lish didn't stab Jerimiah Paiz until Lish felt his life was threatened. Ada County Prosecutor George Gunn questioned witnesses including the Twin Falls Police officer, the ambulance attendant, and the emergency room doctor. Paiz had been stabbed with a knife at least four times. Police responded to Canyon Crest Event Center just before 1:00 a.m. Sunday October 6th, 2012. The ambulance arrived five minutes later. Paiz was taken to St. Luke's Magic Valley, where he was declared dead at 1:36 a.m. after 16 minutes of attempted resuscitation.


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