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Tara Rose Mendenhall, 27, of Elk City, is charged with second-degree murder in connection with the beating death of fellow Elk City resident Lora K. Vandenburg.

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Mendenhall convicted for Vandenburg’s beating death: 12-15 years ordered for manslaughter

Tara R. Mendenhall will spend more than a decade in prison for last year’s beating death of Lora K. Vandenburg.

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Mendenhall takes deal, pleads guilty to voluntary manslaughter charge

Charged in last fall’s murder of a fellow Elk City resident, Tara R. Mendenhall on Monday pleaded guilty to an amended felony of voluntary manslaughter.

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Mendenhall pleads not guilty to murder charge

Elk City woman set for Dec. 8 court hearing; trial date pending

Tara Rose Mendenhall, 27, of Elk City, pleaded not guilty to a second-degree murder charge at her arraignment in Second District Court last Wednesday, Nov. 13.

Arraignment set on Mendenhall murder charge

Judge finds sufficient evidence to bind case to District Court

Arraignment is set next month for an Elk City woman charged in the September beating death of Lora K. Vandenburg.

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Mendenhall bound over on second-degree murder charge

Following a four-hour preliminary hearing in Magistrate Court Friday, Nov. 8, Judge Jeff Payne determined probable cause was sufficient to have Tara Rose Mendenhall, 27, bound over to District Court on a second-degree murder charge. She will remain in the Idaho County Jail with bond set at $250,000.

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Mendenhall arrested second-degree murder for Vandenburg death

A preliminary hearing is set next week for an Elk City woman on second-degree murder charges in connection with the alleged beating death of Lora K. Vandenburg last month.


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