<:figcaption>Richard Albert Leavitt
Leavitt, 54, is scheduled to die by lethal injection Tuesday for what a judge called “a grossly inhumane act of murder that went beyond all decency.”
The incident occurred on July 18, 1984 in Blackfoot.
On that day, prosecutors say Leavitt repeatedly stabbed 31-year-old Danette Elg in the bedroom of her home, using exceptional force, and then cut out her sexual organs either as she died or shortly afterward.
Leavitt knew Elg, who two days before her murder called police about a prowler at her home. She identified Leavitt as the prowler.
Following Elg’s death, but before her body was found, Leavitt contacted police and expressed concern that she was missing.
On July 21, 1984, with Leavitt present, Blackfoot police entered Elg’s home and discovered her…. read the whole article there, please!