Quadruple Homicide Suspect Pleads Not Guilty, Trial Set for January 2024

Majorjon Kaylor, the 31-year-old accused of fatally shooting four people in a Kellogg apartment this past June, pleaded not guilty to four counts of first-degree murder and one count of burglary during his arraignment on Wednesday. Kaylor waived the reading of the charges during the 20-minute hearing, setting the stage for a trial scheduled to begin on January 9, 2024. The trial, anticipated to last for nearly two weeks including jury selection, will not feature a death penalty pursuit from the state of Idaho.

The proceedings stem from the June 18 incident where Kaylor allegedly killed his neighbors – Kenneth and Kenna Guardipee, and Devin and Aiken Smith – following a dispute sparked by an online post made by Kaylor’s wife, which accused Devin Smith of inappropriate behavior. The argument escalated quickly, culminating in the reported shooting.

Shoshone County Prosecutor, Benjamin Allen, expects a seven-day trial period to present the state’s case, while defense attorney Christopher Schwartz anticipates a two-week duration. The presiding Judge Barbara Duggan has allocated 10 days for the trial, factoring in the federal holiday on January 15. Following his arrest on the day of the incident, Kaylor reportedly admitted to police that he had “snapped” and “did something about it.”

Chris Morris
Author: Chris Morris

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