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Boise State Hosts Nov. 14 Roundtable Discussion About Idaho’s Schedule Execution Of Paul Rhoades

Boise State University’s departments of Criminal Justice and Biological Sciences will host a public roundtable discussion about the scheduled execution of Paul Rhoades by the State of Idaho.

The discussion features Greg Hampikian, Boise State professor and renowned forensic DNA scientist, and Teresa Hampton, supervising attorney of the capital habeas unit at the Federal Defenders of Idaho and co-counsel on the Rhoades case. It will be held will be held Monday, Nov. 14, from 4-6 p.m. in Room 112 of Boise State’s Education Building.

The talk centers around legal issues involving lethal injection, the clemency process and stays of execution, death row exonerations, international issues regarding the death penalty and the personal background on Rhoades.

Rhoades’ execution is scheduled for Nov. 18. He is on Idaho’s Death Row for the 1987 murders of Stacy Baldwin and Susan Michelbacher. Rhoades also received two life sentences for the second-degree murder of Idaho Falls convenience store clerk Nolan Haddon around the same time. His execution will be the first in Idaho since 1994 and only the second since 1957.


Media Contact: Mike Journee, University Communications, (208) 426-1517,

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