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She Told Police She Arrived At A Home To Find A Man Dead. Then She Confessed To Shooting Him 3 Times In The Chest.

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Source: MEGA; Ada County jail

Apr. 27 2022, Published 2:36 p.m. ET

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A woman told police that she came home to find a man dad, but she admitted that she shot him three times in the chest.

Now, the killer faces life in prison.

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Recently, a jury in Idaho convicted Josina Regan, 46, of first-degree murder and eight other charges. She was acquitted of intimidating a witness.

In October 2020, Regan shot and killed John Baker, 52, in his home, according to the Ada County Office of the Prosecuting Attorney.

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Regan was arrested at the scene and initially told investigators she came to the home and found Baker already shot, according to KTVB. But then she later admitted she shot the victim three times in the chest.

She was initially held on $1 million bail on a second-degree murder charge.

Investigators have not said how Regan and Baker knew each other before the deadly shooting.

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Prosecutors said that after the murder, Regan tried to deter police by editing data on her cell phone and stealing items from Baker’s home.

Regan was also convicted of preparing false evidence, possession of a controlled substance, conspiracy to possess a controlled substance, grand theft, conspiracy to commit grand theft and three misdemeanor drug charges.

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“Thank you to the jury for their time and attention to this case,” said Ada County Prosecutor Jan Bennetts. “Thank you also to the Boise Police detectives for their hard work on this investigation.”

Sentencing for Regan was set for a later date. The murder conviction is punishable by 10 years to life in prison.

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Source: MEGA; Ada County jail

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