BOISE, Idaho — A man who spent 20 years in an Idaho prison, including 14 years on death row, for murder before being exonerated is facing new charges.
KTVB-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2xIl4TG ) Donald Manuel Paradis was arrested Tuesday for aggravated assault.
The victim told police he was in an argument with Paradis inside the suspect’s Boise home, culminating in Paradis pulling out a gun and pressing to the back of the victim’s head.
Lawyers for Paradis painted a different picture, saying the victim — a homeless man Paradis had allowed to stay with him for several weeks — was intoxicated at the time and had become belligerent and threatening.
A preliminary hearing is set for Oct. 18. If convicted of aggravated assault, Paradis could face up to five years in prison.
Information from: KTVB-TV, http://www.ktvb.com/