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Murder suspects change plea

Dustin Alfaro
Isaac Angel Rodriguez-Romero

POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - 11/01/20 UPDATE: Court document show accused killers Isaac Angel Rodriguez-Romero and Dustin Alfaro changed their pleas to guilty on Friday. The pair are accused of stabbing Arlyne Koehler to death in March of 2019.

Alfaro and Rodriguez-Romero are scheduled to be sentenced at 9am on Jan. 7, 2021, at the Bannock County Courthouse. Prosecutors didn't provide any details on what led to the guilty pleas. 

Alfaro is currently being held in the Bingham County Jail, Rodriguez-Romero remains in Bannock County custody.

Previous article - Isaac Angel Rodriguez-Romero appeared before Judge Robert Naftz Thursday to review latest legal filings in his murder case.

He faces charges of first degree murder, conspiracy, and an additional enhancement charge for use of a weapon in commission of a felony.

His jury trial on the charges was scheduled to begin April 28. The court indicated it may require up to three weeks.

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

Alfaro is being tried separately. His jury trial is scheduled to stand trial beginning March 3.

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