Skip to Content

Mark Bent appears in court Tuesday

BONNEVILLE COUNTY, Idaho (KIFI) – Mark Bent, the 41-year-old charged with shooting and killing 23-year-old Nikolas Bird, appeared in court on Tuesday.

He joined via Zoom call for his arraignment.

Judge Steven Gardner says Bent is charged with first degree murder, and it was allegedly premeditated and willful.

Bent could be facing the death penalty or life in prison with a minimum of 10 years.

He is expected to be in court for a preliminary hearing on Sept. 20 at 1:00 p.m. and remains in the Bonneville County Jail on a $750,000 bond.

Article Topic Follows: Crime Tracker

Jump to comments ↓

Author Profile Photo

Kailey Galaviz

Kailey is a morning anchor and reporter for Local News 8 and Eyewitness News 3


KIFI Local News 8 is committed to providing a forum for civil and constructive conversation.

Please keep your comments respectful and relevant. You can review our Community Guidelines by clicking here

If you would like to share a story idea, please submit it here.

Skip to content