Winchester man pleads guilty for murdering mother

WINCHESTER, ID - A Winchester man pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday for the 2012 murder of his mother, admitting to the court it was an intentional crime.

Kenneth Broncheau, 48, was convicted of second-degree murder and using a firearm in a crime of violence, for shooting his mother Carol Haskell then setting her on fire. Between the two charges, Broncheau could face life in prison with a maximum fine of $250,000.

U.S. Attorney Wendy Olson told media outlets they hope this case sends a strong message that law enforcement agencies are working to investigate and prosecute violent crime on the Nez Perce Reservation.