The former criminology student claimed he was on one of his customary nighttime drives “to hike and run and/or see the moon and stars,” miles away from the killings.
The decision has had immediate impact for families in Idaho, who are now left scrambling to figure out how to help their children receive care.
The law subjects physicians to up to 10 years in prison if they provide hormones, puberty blockers or other gender-affirming care to people under age 18.
Police said the accomplice shot and wounded corrections officers as they were transporting the inmate from a Boise hospital.
Donald Trump won caucuses in Idaho and Missouri and swept the delegate haul at a party convention in Michigan.
Thomas Creech, 73, has been convicted of five murders in multiple states. Idaho has not had an execution since 2012.
The state can enforce the ban even in medical emergencies.
The law banning gender-affirming health care for Idaho’s minors was set to go into effect in a matter of days.
Authorities allege that Jeremy Best fatally shot his wife, Kali Randall, and fled with their 10-month-old son, whose body was found after Best’s arrest.
The Bureau of Land Management is planning to build a wind farm near one of the few remaining sacred spaces for Japanese American survivors of incarceration camps.