Suspect accused of aiding Boise double murder seeks bail

jsowell@idahostatesman.comJuly 3, 2014 

Samari Winn

The attorney for Samari Winn, accused of two counts of aiding and abetting first-degree murder and one count of aiding and abetting attempted murder, has asked for a hearing so he can press Fourth District Judge Lynn Norton to set bail for his client.

Winn, 34, is accused of bringing a gunman to a home at 2178 S. Orchard St., where Elliott Bailey, 28, and Travontae Calloway, 27, were shot to death on May 8. Winn has been held without bond since his arrest the following day.

A third person in the apartment, Calloway's girlfriend, was shot in the back of her left arm. She survived.

Randall Barnum, Winn's attorney, asked for a bond hearing when Winn attended a recent hearing. It will take place next Thursday at 9 a.m. in the Ada County Courthouse.

Winn faces a minimum of 10 years in prison on each of the aiding murder charges. He could also face the death penalty if Ada County prosecutors decide to ask for it.

Prosecutors have until Aug. 25 to inform the court whether they will seek the death penalty. Winn could also face a life sentence.

Aiding attempted murder carries a sentence of up to 15 years in prison.

Police are still trying to locate the shooter. They have not said whether they have identified a suspect.

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