David L. Randall sentenced for Darla Fletcher murder

David L. Randall (Ada County Sheriff’s Office)

A 60-year-old man in Idaho may spend the rest of his life behind bars for torturing and killing his ex-girlfriend shortly after they broke up. Fourth County District Judge Steven Hippler on Friday ordered David L. Randall to serve 25 years to life in prison for the brutal 2019 slaying of 56-year-old Darla Fletcher, authorities announced.

The sentence follows the recommendations from prosecutors after Randall signed a plea deal in December 2021, pleading guilty to one count of first-degree murder as well as an enhancement for using a deadly weapon in the commission of a felony in Fletcher’s death, court records reviewed by Law&Crime show.

According to a press release from the Office of the Ada County Prosecuting Attorney, prior to handing down the sentence, Judge Hippler addressed the court. He noted Randall’s “striking” lack of remorse for his horrendous crime, saying that Randall still “presents a grave danger to the community.”

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