Man Convicted Of Killing Kootenai County Family Dies Awaiting Execution

Mar 29, 2021

Joseph E. Duncan has been on death row since he was sentenced in 2005.
Credit Idaho Corrections

The man convicted of killing a Kootenai County family and a child in California has died while awaiting execution.

The Prosecutors Office in Riverside County, California confirmed Joseph E. Duncan died on Sunday. Duncan had been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer and according to court documents filed in January, he had less than six months to live. He was sentenced to death in 2005.

Duncan was awaiting execution for the murder of a couple in Kootenai County, and the kidnap and murder of several of their children. He was also convicted for the abduction and killing of a 10-year-old boy in California.