Suspects in Chubbuck beating seek separate trials


POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) _ Four people charged with attempted
first-degree murder after a victim was beaten in Chubbuck and
dumped in a field on the Fort Hall Reservation are seeking separate
The defense attorneys argued Wednesday that there are different levels of guilt in the case, and they do not want evidence or statements that apply to one client to be held against all of them.
Cody Childers, Stephanie Christensen, Jamie Nappo and Karissa Salaz appeared in court via video as their attorneys made several requests. The attorneys will be back in court on May 4 to find out if the cases will be separated.
Judge Rick Carnaroli seemed wary of splitting up the cases, saying he wants to protect the victim of the April 13 attack from potentially having to testify four times.

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