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Accused killer faces March trial date

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Dustin Alfaro

POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - Dustin Garrett Alfaro, 18, will stand trial in March on charges of first-degree murder, conspiracy, and an enhancement charge of using a firearm in commission of a felony.

Alfaro is accused in the March 18, 2019 stabbing death of 87-year-old Arlyne Koehler at 1055 McKinley Avenue in Pocatello.

In a status hearing this week, Judge Robert Naftz set time for a jury trial, tentatively beginning March 3.

Alfaro continues to be held on $1 million bond.

He is also charged with damaging facilities at the Bannock County Jail, where he was being held in custody. The Judge is now considering a motion to house him in another county.

Isaac Angel Rodriguez-Romero,17, is also being held on murder charges in connection with the same incident. His next court appearance is a hearing scheduled before Judge Naftz on December 5.

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