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Michael Jauhola - Details of the Crime
Michael Jauhola

Michael Jauhola

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Michael Jauhola was in prison for the 1993 death of a 17-year-old rival gang member who he stabbed to death. Jauhola was found guilty of voluntary manslaughter and sentenced to 12 years.

He received an additional five year sentence after he escaped from the Canyon County jail where he was being held while awaiting sentencing.

On April 19, 1998, while in the prison exercise yard, Jauhola beat inmate John Williams to death with a baseball bat. According to court documents, Jauhola told the other inmates that he beat Williams because he was a "rat."

Jauhola was found guilty of first-degree murder and he was sentenced to death on May 9, 2001.

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