Supreme Court appointed members to the Death Penalty Criminal Jury Instructions Committee, including Justice Daniel Eismann as chair of said Committee, charged the Committee with drafting a set of pattern jury instructions for death penalty cases. That process is now complete, and the Court is in receipt of the recommended Death Penalty Criminal Jury Instructions of 2003.
Although the Court is not approving any specific instruction and will simply address instructions through appellate review, the Court does hereby accept the recommendation of the Committee and the instructions shall be disseminated for general use by the trial bench and the Bar in Idaho, to be effective immediately.
To view all Death Penalty Instructions, you will need to navigate to our full Criminal Jury Instructions page to the 1700 section at the bottom on the page. Individual instructions are available in Word .doc format. There is also an Adobe .pdf All-In-One instruction file available.