BOISE, Idaho — A southwestern Idaho jury has rejected a Boise man’s claims of self-defense and convicted him of first-degree murder.

The Ada County jury on Tuesday convicted 31-year-old Adam Bodenbach of killing 20-year-old Ryan Banks.

Bodenbach contended he shot Banks after Banks pulled a knife.

But prosecutors say Bodenbach was angry over an earlier fight and laid in wait outside Banks’ apartment with a handgun on Jan. 6.

A witness says Banks didn’t have a knife but lunged at Bodenbach to try to disarm him.

Bodenbach faces up to life in prison at his Nov. 3 sentencing.

Author photo
The AP is one of the largest and most trusted sources of independent newsgathering. AP is neither privately owned nor government-funded; instead, as a not-for-profit news cooperative owned by its American newspaper and broadcast members, it can maintain its single-minded focus on newsgathering and its commitment to the highest standards of objective, accurate journalism.