Murder in Idaho
I swear every time I turn on a crime show these days, the murder happened in Idaho!
I happened to turn on the Oxygen series "Snapped" today and was lured in by the fact that the episode took place in Garden City! The story of Jordan Shaver begins when she met Brian Geddes, a local business man who owned a car dealership in town. Jordan worked her way into Brian's life by showing up on his doorstep and claiming she had been abused by her boyfriend. Brian took her in and in a strange twist of events, Brian ended up dead and Jordan used his money to throw elaborate parties in his house after burying him underneath his own home! What?!?! I couldn't believe this happened in Garden City! Jordan received a life sentence, but is up for parole in 20 years. You can read more about the story HERE.
A little over a week ago I turned on the TV to find Pocatello featured on Investigation Discoveries "Your Worst Nightmare." I was stunned as it told the story of Cassie Jo Stoddart who was murdered by her classmates, Brian Draper and Torey Adamcik. The boys were inspired by the 1990's horror film "Scream." It's a horrible story and both men have been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. You can read more about the case HERE.
The final Idaho murder I stumbled upon happened in Bellevue where 16 year old Sarah Marie Johnson killed her parents Diane and Alan Johnson back in 2003 because they wouldn't let her be with her 19 year old boyfriend. It was featured on Investigation Discover's "Deadly Women." Sarah was sentenced to two consecutive life sentences plus 15 years. You can read more about this story HERE.
Wow! We've got a little crazy here in Idaho!