But all the distractions and discomforts of Courtroom 303 disappeared in dramatic fashion Wednesday morning. It happened when prosecutor Deric Martin replayed the riveting 911 call that Gail Gerlach made minutes after he had fired what would prove to be a fatal shot at Brendon Kaluza-Graham, the young thief who had just driven off in Gerlach’s Chevy Suburban. Was this use of deadly force justified? Was Gerlach’s gunplay reckless and irresponsible? That’s the issue to be decided by this Superior Court jury of 11 women and one man, which sounds more like an episode of “The Bachelor” than a legal proceeding. For Gerlach, the outcome couldn’t be more serious. A first-degree manslaughter conviction could put the 56-year-old plumber behind bars for the next decade/Doug Clark, SR. More here. (SR file photo)
Question: Are you following the manslaughter case involving Spokane plumber Gail Gerlach?