No death penalty in case of man accused of murdering four neighbors

Posted at 8:19 PM, June 22, 2023

By: Christine Coates

KELLOGG, Idaho (Scripps News Boise) — In court documents released Wednesday, the prosecution has submitted a notice of intent to Not seek the death penalty in the case against Majorjon Kaylor for killing four neighbors in Kellogg, Idaho.

Majorjon Kaylor sits next to his attorney in court.

Majorjon Kaylor, 31, right, sits next to defense attorney Lisa Chesebro in a Wallace, Idaho, courtroom on Tuesday, June 20, 2023, during his first appearance on four murder charges. Prosecutors say Kaylor shot and killed his neighbors, including a child, Sunday evening. Idaho State Police have released few details, but said the shooting occurred after a “dispute between neighbors.” (Josh McDonald/Shoshone News-Press via AP)

The killings took place at a multi-family apartment complex in Kellogg on June 19. Upon responding to a 911 call reporting shots fired, police arrived to find four people dead. Officials later reported the identities of the victims, all being members of the same family.

The four family members were shot and killed on Father’s Day by Kaylor, after an alleged incident involving 18-year-old Devin Smith committing lewd acts in view of the assailant’s daughters.

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Kaylor, who was taken into custody and being held without bond, has requested the services of a public defender.

The next scheduled court appearance for Kaylor is July 3.

This story was originally published on June 22, 2023, by KIVI in Boise, an E.W. Scripps Company.

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