Attorneys for condemned multiple murderer Paul Ezra Rhoades have filed notice with the Idaho Supreme Court that they will appeal his convictions in two Bonneville County shooting deaths, for which he has received two death sentences and five life prison terms.
Five related motions also have been filed in 7th District Court in Idaho Falls. They are scheduled to be heard May 31 by Judge Larry Boyle.Rhoades was found guilty in January of murder, kidnapping and three other charges in the death of Idaho Falls teacher Susan Michelbacher, and he entered a conditional guilty plea in April to murder and robbery charges in the death of convenience store clerk Nolan Haddon. Both were shot to death during a four-day period in March 1987.
Rhoades, 31, received two death sentences and three life terms without parole in the Michelbacher case, and two additional life terms in the Haddon case. Boyle presided over both cases and handed down the sentences.
Rhoades is in Bingham County Jail, Blackfoot, where he was taken for sentencing earlier this month after being convicted of murder and kidnapping in the February 1987 death of convenience store clerk Stacy Baldwin.
Seventh District Judge James Herndon gave Rhoades two additional death sentences and a fixed life prison term in that case.