Prosecutors: Idaho officer murder-suicide was premeditated

Posted at 12:32 PM, Apr 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-01 14:33:11-04

BELLEVUE, Idaho — Prosecutors in Idaho have said a former police officer fatally shot a woman he had been dating before shooting himself last year in what they confirmed was a murder-suicide.

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The Idaho Mountain Express reported that Blaine County Prosecutor Matt Fredback said Monday that former Hailey police officer Jared Murphy shot and killed 34-year-old Ashley Midby near where she worked after he was fired from his job because of a domestic dispute three days earlier.

Fredback said the attorney's office found Murphy’s actions in October amounted to premeditated and intentional murder.

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Prosecutors said Murphy joined the Hailey Police Department in 2018, the same year he and Midby began dating.