- Ada County Sheriff's Office
- Brandon Bahr, 24, was convicted of first degree murder, grand theft and petit theft for the September 2015 shooting of Zacheriah Peterson.
Two murder convictions. Two lengthy sentences. Two Brandons.
Brandon Bahr, 24, was sentenced June 24 to 25 years to life in prison for the September 2015 fatal shooting of the then-boyfriend of Bahr's ex-girlfriend.
Prosecutors said the girlfriend previously told Bahr he was the father of her unborn child but, a short time later, informed him that wasn't the case. That's when Bahr stole a handgun and arranged to meet the boyfriend—Zacheria Peterson, 24—at the Boise Depot in the evenings hours of Sept. 23, 2015. Bahr, wearing a bandanna to disguise his identity, then shot Peterson.
Police began an intense search and, the next morning, arrested Bahr in Meridian.
District Judge Patrick Owen sentenced Bahr for convictions of first-degree murder, felony grand theft and misdemeanor petit theft.
Meanwhile, in Canyon County's 3rd District Court on June 24, Brandon Shaw, 23, was sentenced to 37 years to life in prison for the November 2015 stabbing death of his ex-girlfriend.
Prosecutors said Shaw stabbed Chelsey Malone 12 times outside of her Nampa home after breaking into the residence carrying an AR-15 rifle. Prosecutors added that Shaw had tried to shoot Malone but the gun jammed. When Malone tried to run away, Shaw followed her and stabbed her multiple times using a kitchen knife.
District Judge Bradly Ford sentenced Shaw for a conviction of first-degree murder.