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Gooding County Jurors to Hear Murder Case in Boise
A judge is turning to Gooding County for jurors to decide a first-degree murder case in Boise.
Erick Virgil Hall is charged with first-degree murder in the 2003 slaying of Cheryl Ann Hanlon, whose body was found in the foothills north of the capital city.
Hall was also convicted and sentenced to death in the 2000 slaying of flight attendant Lynn Henneman, who was raped, strangled and discovered near the Boise River.
The trial in Hanlon's death began last month in Boise.
But the judge suspended it during jury selection because extensive news coverage of the case made it too difficult to pick a jury.
In court Monday, Fourth District Judge Thomas Neville said a jury from Gooding County would decide the case.
But he said the trial will remain in Boise, meaning jurors will be bused back-and-forth for testimony four days a week.
The city of Gooding is the county seat and located about 100 miles southeast of Boise.