12-year-old charged with murdering his father in Swan Lake

21 Feb

The Bannock County Prosecutor’s Office has officially charged a 12-year-old boy for the murder of his father Friday in Swan lake.

The Bannock County Sheriff’s Office said the boy has been charged with first degree murder of his father, Paul Danielson. Danielson was found dead from a gunshot wound to the head Friday night. After interviewing the boy following his father’s death, police took him into custody for the murder.

According to an autopsy result released Monday, Danielson was killed by small-caliber firearm wounds to the head.

While the Bannock County Sheriff’s Office is not releasing the name of the boy, the Bannock County Prosecutor’s Office apparently IS releasing the name. As policy, TBA does not release the name of juveniles charged with crimes unless they are tried as adults. There is no word yet on whether or not the boy will be tried as an adult.


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