UPDATE: Boise Foothills Stabbing Victim Dies, Boise Man Charged With First-Degree Murder 

click to enlarge Michael Downs, 25, is now charged with first-degree murder. - ADA COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
  • Ada County Sheriff's Office
  • Michael Downs, 25, is now charged with first-degree murder.


UPDATE:
April 27, 2016

Prosecutors have updated charges against 25-year-old Michael Downs of Boise, now charging him with first-degree murder.  Nearly four months after Downs was charged with the stabbing of Daniel Ridgeway at a home near Windsong Drive in the Boise Foothills, Ridgeway died of his injuries. Officials confirmed that Ridgeway died March 26 after being stabbed January 5.

Investigators said the two men knew each other and that Ridgeway was stabbed during an argument. 

First degree-murder in Idaho is punishable by up to life in prison or the death penalty. 

A hearing on the new charge is set for June 16.

UPDATE: January 5, 2016 11:30 a.m.

A Boise man is behind bars, charged with a felony, in connection with an early morning stabbing at an East Boise Home.

Boise Police say witnesses told them that the suspect stabbed another man, sending the victim to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.

25-year-old Michael Downs of Boise is at the Ada County Jail, charged with a felony count of aggravated battery. The incident occurred at an East Boise residence near South Toluka Way and East Windong Drive just before 5 a.m., Tuesday morning. Witnesses say the two men were known to each and became involved in a verbal altercation just prior to the stabbing.

ORIGINAL POST: January 5, 2016 9 a.m.

Boise police were summoned early Tuesday to a home near the intersection of Toluka Way and Windsong Drive in the foothills, where witnesses told officers a man had been stabbed. 

BPD got the call just before 5 a.m., with witnesses telling police two adult males, known to each other, were involved in a verbal altercation when one man stabbed the other.

The victim was rushed to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries. The other man, who has yet to be publicly identified, was taken into custody and transferred to the Ada County Jail.

Officials said they believe there is no ongoing threat to the public while their investigation continues.
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