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Trial set for man accused of killing husband, stabbing wife in home invasion

Pierre Lake, 19 | Madison County Jail
REXBURG — A jury trial has been scheduled in the case of a man accused of attacking a couple, killing the husband and stabbing his wife.
The trial for Pierre Lake, 19, is scheduled to begin on May 19, 2023.
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Court documents show Lake allegedly shot 65-year-old Ralph Brian in the head and stabbed Karen Brian, his wife, multiple times during a September 2021 home invasion at a mobile home in Madison County.
A first-degree murder charge was filed in November against Lake after Ralph died at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center. Lake also faces charges of felony attempted first-degree murder, burglary and grand theft. He has pleaded not guilty to all charges.
Karen survived her injuries.
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Lake reportedly told his brother before the shooting he was going “to go ‘cap’ somebody,” according to court documents.
The day after the incident, investigators found Lake at his Jefferson County home and took him into custody.
He told investigators he went into the Brian’s home and attacked Karen with a knife, stabbing her multiple times and shooting Ralph “point-blank” with the Brian’s own revolver, according to a probable cause affidavit.
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Lake is currently being held in the Madison County Jail without bail.
Court documents do not indicate a motive for the crime or whether Lake knew the Brians.
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If convicted, Lake could face up to life in prison.
Although Lake has been charged with these crimes, it does not necessarily mean he committed them. Everyone is presumed innocent until they are proven guilty.
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