John Cody Hart

John Cody Hart

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Originally published Oct. 6 on KTVB.COM.

Why did the suspect in the New Meadows double homicide, John Cody Hart, have a gun if he was charged with a violent felony? Why did Hart have a gun if he was deemed mentally incompetent to stand trial for those charges? And why was he in Idaho if he was on supervised release in Washington?

Court records: Man suspected of killing Idaho motel owners has criminal history, mental health issues
Mehens Hartland Inn

Sara Mehen and Rory Mehen, owners of the Hartland Inn in New Meadows, were honored with a candlelight vigil on Tuesday. The couple was shot to death in the motel’s office on Oct. 1.

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