Brian Draper and Torey Adamcik

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Brian Draper
BornTemplate:Birth-date and age
Pocatello, Idaho, U.S.A.
OccupationStudent at Pocatello High School
Torey Adamcik
Born (1990-06-14) June 14, 1990 (age 30)
Pocatello, Idaho, U.S.A.
OccupationStudent at Pocatello High School

Brian Michael Draper (born in 1990) and Torey Michael Adamcik (born June 14, 1990)[1] were American high school students who are currently serving life sentences for murdering their classmate Cassie Jo Stoddart on September 22, 2006.[2]

Background[edit]

Brian Draper and Torey Adamcik are Idaho natives who went to Pocatello High School in Pocatello, Idaho.

The murder[edit]

Cassie Jo Stoddart, who was born on December 21, 1989 in Pocatello, went to the same high school and was Draper and Adamcik's classmate. On the night of September 22, 2006, she was house sitting for her aunt and was visited by her boyfriend Matt and by her friends Draper and Adamcik earlier during the evening. After Matt left, Draper and Adamcik returned to the house and stabbed Stoddart 29 times, 9 of which were fatal.[3] It was revealed in the course of investigation that Draper and Adamcik recorded their plan to murder Stoddart on video tape while they were at school.[4] testing

Trial and sentencing[edit]

Draper and Adamcik were arrested on September 27, 2006 and charged with first degree murder and conspiracy to commit first degree murder.[5] During the interrogations, both teens blamed each other. In September 27 interrogation, Draper claimed he was in the same room with Adamcik when Stoddart was killed but denied stabbing her. He later admitted stabbing her allegedly under commands from Adamcik. He also led the investigators to Black Rock Canyon where the teens disposed of the clothing, masks and knives they used for the murder.[6][7] It was revealed that the teens were impressed by Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold who committed the Columbine High School massacre. Adamcik's trial started on May 31, 2007 and ended on June 8, 2007 with the guilty verdict. On April 17, 2007, Draper was also found guilty. On August 21, 2007, both were sentenced to life in prison without the possibility for parole for first degree murder and 30 years-to-life for conspiracy to commit murder.[4][5][8]

Both Adamcik and Draper are serving their time at Idaho State Correctional Institution. Their attorneys filed separate appeals at Supreme Court in September 2010 and April 2011.[8][9][10]

The Stoddart family also filed a lawsuit against the Idaho School District. They claim that the school was negligent and should have known Draper and Adamcik posed a threat to life. Both the civil court and the Supreme Court dismissed the case stating the action of the killers was not foreseeable.[11]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About Torey Adamcik". Retrieved 2011-07-27.
  2. ^ "Brian Draper (17) and Torey Adamcik (17) stabbed Cassie Jo Stoddart (16) to death". Retrieved 2011-07-27.
  3. ^ "Find a grave. Cassie Jo Stoddart". Retrieved 2011-07-27.
  4. ^ a b Genevieve Judge (2010-04-30). "Cassie Stoddart Documentary To Air Sunday Night". Local News 8 Pocatello Bureau. Retrieved 2011-07-27.
  5. ^ a b "Torey's Story - Case History". Retrieved 2011-07-27.
  6. ^ "Idaho offenders. Brian Lee Draper and Tory Michael Adamcik". Retrieved 2011-07-27.
  7. ^ "Opening Statements Begin in Stabbing Death of Pocatello Teen". KBOI2. 2007-04-11. Retrieved 2011-07-27.
  8. ^ a b John Miller (2011-04-13). "Convicted Idaho killer Brian Draper asks justices for new trial". Idaho State Journal. Retrieved 2011-07-27.
  9. ^ "Supreme Court hears Adamcik appeal". Idaho State Journal. 2010-09-24. Retrieved 2011-07-27.
  10. ^ "IN THE SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF IDAHO. STATE OF IDAHO vs BRIAN L. DRAPER" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-07-27.
  11. ^ "Supreme Court tosses civil case in Pocatello student slaying". Idaho News. 2010-09-21. Retrieved 2011-07-27.