Late breaking news – although it seemed so likely that the term NEWS may not get us there – Robert Manwill’s mother Melissa Jenkins and her boyfriend Daniel Ehrlick have been charged with First Degree Murder.  First Degree Murder carries with it the possibility of the death penalty – an issue which is more complex than it seems whenever we talk about it in the abstract. Idaho law requires not only premeditation, but some other aggravating circumstance to take a killing out of the "ordinary" murder setting. So time will tell whether that is an issue – for now – check out coverage at and the Idaho Statesman.