Bondurant pleads guilty to weapons charge
September 12, 2012
John Bondurant, 34, Bonners Ferry, pleaded guilty
yesterday in United States District Court in
Coeur d’Alene, to being a felon in possession of
a firearm, United States Attorney Wendy J. Olson
According to court documents, Bondurant was
found in possession of a Remington 20-gauge
shotgun May 8, 2012. Bondurant is prohibited
from possessing firearms due to his 1999
conviction for involuntary manslaughter.
The shotgun was found in the back seat of a
vehicle he was driving.
Bondurant, then 21, spent 10 years in prison after
entering a guilty plea in a plea agreement
reducing murder charges to involuntary
manslaughter for the February 12, 1999, shooting
death of his girlfriend, 34 year-old mother of
three Kathryn Oliver, at her parents' home on
Shingle Mill Road in Bonner County.
The latest charge is punishable by up to 10
years in prison, a maximum fine of $250,000, and
up to three years of supervised release.
Sentencing is set for December 3 before United
States District Judge Edward J. Lodge at the
federal courthouse in Coeur d’Alene.
The case was prosecuted by multiple federal,
state and local agencies as part of Idaho’s
Project Safe Neighborhoods Program, which seeks
to reduce gun violence in Idaho.
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