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Isenberg trial postponed

by KAYE THORNBRUGH
Staff Writer | December 18, 2020 1:00 AM

COEUR d’ALENE — A jury trial for Laurcene “Lori” Isenberg has been postponed until June.

Isenberg’s trial, which has been repeatedly postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, is scheduled to begin June 2.

The trial is expected to last two to three weeks.

Isenberg is accused of killing her husband, Larry Isenberg, who died under mysterious circumstances. She said Larry Isenberg fell from the couple’s boat and drowned in Lake Coeur d’Alene on Feb. 13, 2018.

After a two-week search, Larry Isenberg's body was recovered from the lake. An autopsy reportedly showed that he died due to an overdose of Benadryl.

In 2019, Lori Isenberg pleaded guilty to wire fraud and theft from a federal program. She reportedly embezzled $570,000 from the North Idaho Housing Coalition during her time as director.

If convicted on charges of premeditated murder and conspiracy in the death of her husband, Isenberg could face life in prison or the death penalty.

If she is found not guilty, she would still serve out the rest of a five-year sentence for embezzlement.

Isenberg remains in jail on $2 million bail.