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UPDATE: Boise Woman Charged in Front Street Homicide

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Kimberly Swa, 35, is charged with felony murder. - ADA COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
  • Ada County Sheriff's Office
  • Kimberly Swa, 35, is charged with felony murder.
UPDATE: April 16, 2018

During a Monday, April 16 arraignment, prosecutors accused 35-year-old Kimberly Swa of committing a "brutal" and "torturous" murder at the Civic Plaza apartments on April 13. The Ada County Coroner said a male victim, identified as 64-year-old David Vargas of Boise, suffered multiple stab wounds to the abdomen, chest, head and neck. Prosecutors said Swa admitted to the murder during questioning. Prosecutors added that Swa had been in a "position of trust" with Vargas before the attack.

During Swa's arraignment, she was ordered held with no bond. If convicted of First Degree Murder, Swa faces a possible sentence of life in prison or the death penalty.


ORIGINAL POST
: April 14, 2018



A Boise woman is behind bars, facing a felony charge of murder. Boise Police and Ada County Paramedics responded to a call of service just before noon on April 13 at a residence in the Civic Plaza Apartments on the 200 block of E. Front Street, near the Ada County Courthouse. That's where first responders discovered a deceased adult male.

Investigators aren't giving too many details other than to say the victim received multiple injuries. After gathering evidence from the scene, officers were able to identify a possible suspect and several hours later, 35-year-old Kimberly Swa of Boise was taken into custody for questioning. Swa was ultimately booked into the Ada County Jail and charged with murder. She's scheduled to appear in Ada County Court on Monday April 16.

Jeffrey Redmond, 22, is charged with battery. - ADA COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
  • Ada County Sheriff's Office
  • Jeffrey Redmond, 22, is charged with battery.
Meanwhile, a Nampa man was taken into custody by Boise Police early Saturday and charged with a felony count of aggravated battery.

Law enforcement was summoned to a report of a fight on the 100 block of S. 6th Street just after 12:30 a.m. That's where police say they discovered a stabbing victim who was rushed to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. A suspect was found a short time later sitting in a nearby vehicle.

Investigators said the suspect had been arguing with a female inside a vehicle. When two bystanders approached the vehicle, a verbal altercation ended in a fight where the suspect stabbed one of the men before fleeing from the scene.

22-year-old Jeffrey Redmond of Nampa was booked into the Ada County Jail on a charge of aggravated battery.