Suspect in landlady’s death arrives in Idaho



BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A man accused in the death of his former landlady has been transported from Oregon to Idaho, where he is being charged with first-degree murder.

Police say 51-year-old Theodore J. Kestner will be arraigned Thursday.

Kestner was moved Wednesday from Oregon’s Malheur County, where he was arrested earlier this week after a couple reported they had been held at gunpoint at their cabin near Lake Owyhee. The couple’s report prompted a search in eastern Oregon and Kestner was taken into custody Monday.

He was also being sought in the death of 53-year-old Jennifer Kirkpatrick, who was found dead last week at her Caldwell, Idaho home.

Authorities say Kestner was being held without bond Wednesday in Idaho’s Canyon County.