Hey! Why is Grandpa in Jail?


Caldwell Idaho- The Canyon County Sheriff’s Office announced on Saturday afternoon that a 76-year-old man was arrested on second-degree murder charges in connection to the death of a 56-year-old Nampa Idaho man. According to officials, deputies responded to reports of a man with a gun and fired shots at the 16000 block of Portner Road in Nampa at about 8:15 in the morning Saturday March 6th. When the police reached the sight they found an unidentified body of a 56-year-old man in the driveway of the home. Ronald Carpenter, 76, of Caldwell was taken into custody after he was found at the scene, according to the police. Carpenter and the man knew each other, based on initial evidence. The Canyon County Coroner’s office identified the deceased, his name was Michael L. Koch. Carpender says he was defending himself from a guy with a baseball bat, but investigators say that “The man didn’t seem threatened when Carpender shot him. In most Idaho cases second degree murder usually serves 10 years in jail, but it always depends on what the judge says and thinks. But, in California the murderer serves 15-life in jail. We think Idaho should also follow this law. This way the murderer at the least gets 15 years in prison.  In this case, Carpenter was immediately put into custody because the investigators quickly discovered that it was him who murdered Koch. We think that it’s very odd that Carpenter said “The man was threatening me” and proceeded to say later that they were friends. If they were such good friends they would have solved it without violence. In our opinion, Koch should not only be charged with 10 years. Losing someone in your family is hard and the person who murdered  them only gets punished for 10 years? If one of our family members got murdered we would want the murderer to be charged a life sentence.