December 27, 2007

ID: "cooperative individual" turned murder suspect

Scott at Grits for Breakfast recently wrote about Texas's corrosive reliance on snitching. He also noted this recent news about a snitch gone wrong, closer to my old home.

From the Idaho Mountain Express:

Twin Falls murder suspect was a Blaine County ‘narc’ - McElhiney cooperated with police in drug investigations

A Hailey man charged with murder in Twin Falls was an informant for the Blaine County Narcotics Enforcement Team. John Henry McElhiney, accused of killing an 18-year-old Twin Falls man and hiding the body in a barrel, assisted police with drug investigations in Blaine County, the director of the Narcotics Enforcement Team confirmed... Twin Falls County Prosecuting Attorney Grant Loebs is not seeking the death penalty...

... which is the only saving grace in this sordid story.