Joseph E. Duncan was sentenced to death by a federal jury on August 27, 2008 for the kidnapping, of Dylan and Shasta Groene and the Murder of Dylan. Shasta and Dylan were taken after Duncan bound and bludgeoned their mother, her boyfriend, and their older brother, Slade to death. Joseph Duncan pled guilty to the federal charges. During the hearings to determine his sentence, the jury was shown letters the children had written to their father during their captivity, and a series of shocking and graphic videos documenting a sexual assault on Dylan, and Duncan hanging Dylan almost to the point of death.
Sometime after these videos were made, while Shasta watched, Dylan was shot once in the stomach, then in the head.
What these children endured is one of the worst cases I’ve ever heard. While doing some research on the case I ran across Duncan’s blog. It is a disturbing glimpse inside the mind of a pedophile and serial killer.
Joseph Edward Duncan III blog
California authorities are preparing to try Duncan for the abduction and murder in the death of Anthony Michael Martinez. Martinez was abducted on 4/4/1997. A fingerprint from the case has been linked to Duncan.
Joseph Duncan Sentenced to Death for Dylan Groene Murder
Video depicting Dylan's torture shown to jurors
kxly.com August 21, 2008
GPS trail shows Duncan's path: Remote campsite found in Montana
The Seattle Times August 19, 2008
Tortured Kids' Letters Shown To Idaho Jury
Anguished Father Confirms Handwriting On Notes Apparently Written At Behest Of Killer
Shasta Groene, father struggle financially
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By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS - Associated Press Writer - 03/31/06