Trial date scheduled in Carlson case

SANDPOINT — A man accused of raping and killing a former Bonner County woman in California is scheduled to go on trial on April 8.

The Stockton Record reported that the defense and the prosecution agreed to Jason Ross Gilley’s trial date on Monday.

Gilley, 26, is accused of kidnapping, raping and killing Dalene Carlson in August 2011. Carlson, 23, was missing for about two months before her remains were discovered in a cornfield in Escalon, Calif.

At the time of her disappearance, Carlson had recently relocated from Bonner County back to California to enroll in school.

Carlson was last seen by her friends leaving a Stockton, Calif., pub with Gilley. The two were also spotted together on security video at a liquor store, according to published media reports.

Gilley attracted the suspicion of authorities after giving inconsistent statements to investigators her whereabouts leading up to her disappearance. A medical examiner testified at a preliminary hearing that Carlson was shot to death and ballistic evidence was linked to an antique pistol Gilley possessed.

In addition to the underlying criminal charges, Gilley faces special circumstances of kidnapping and rape, as well as firearms charges.

Gilley is pleading not guilty.

Read More News

Malaysia: VX nerve agent killed outcast North Korean scion

AP

February 24, 2017 at 5:22 am | KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The poison used to kill the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader at a crowded air terminal in Malaysia last week was the banned chemical weapon VX nerve agent,...

Read More

Asian stocks fall amid Trump trade policy fears, strong yen

AP

February 23, 2017 at 9:25 pm | TOKYO (AP) — Asian markets slipped in muted trading Friday amid worries over U.S. trade policies that may affect regional economies. A stronger yen weighed on Japan's exporters. KEEPING SCORE: Ja...

Read More

Blood drive is set for Friday

February 23, 2017 at 5:00 am | Bonner County Daily Bee SANDPOINT — A community blood drive at BGH is Friday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. All of the steps of the donation process will continue to take place in the classrooms of the hospital located at 520 N. Thir...

Read More

Senators’ absence draws questions

February 23, 2017 at 5:00 am | Coeur d'Alene Press COEUR d'ALENE — Where in the world are U.S. Sens. Jim Risch and Mike Crapo? That question was on the minds of — and displayed on handmade signs by — about 20 members of North Idaho Indivisible, who ...

Read More