Man charged with killing pregnant wife and infant son competent for trial

Posted at 1:17 PM, December 28, 2023 and last updated 8:52 AM, January 3, 2024

By: Jeremy Downing

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (Scripps News Boise) — Jeremy Best will be facing a judge Jan. 3, in connection with the deaths of his pregnant wife, their unborn child, and the couple’s 10-month-old child.

Zeke and Jeremy Best

Photos of Zeke and Jeremy Best. (Teton County Sheriff’s Office)

Following a competency evaluation in Dec., Best was found competent and able to stand trial.

Best is facing three first-degree murder charges and has been scheduled for arraignment in front of District Judge Dane Watkins Jr.

45-year-old Jeremy Albert Best was wanted by the Teton County Sheriff’s Office concerning the November 30 homicide of his 38-year-old wife.

The manhunt began when the Teton County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from a residence in Victor, Idaho. Upon arrival at Randall’s home, deputies reported finding the body of Kali Jean Randall. Police believe Best killed his wife, then took off with their son Zeke Best in a black 1995 Chevy Tahoe.

Afterward, Bonneville County Dispatch responded to a call from individuals who were hunting on the Kepps Crossing Road, east of Idaho Falls, who discovered a Jeremy Best in a sleeping bag on the side of the road. After Best was secured and placed in a patrol car, his vehicle was found on a nearby embankment where deputies also located the body of his child.

After he was medically cleared, Best was taken into custody and transported to the Bonneville County Jail where he currently remains.

This story was originally published by Scripps News Boise, an E.W. Scripps Company.