Sirens & Gavels

Second mistrial declared in rape case

A mistrial was declared in the trial of a young man accused of raping a woman at a party on Halloween 2007.

Kevin A. Thompson is charged with second-degree rape for the alleged attack at a home in the Whitworth University area.

Spokane County Superior Court Judge Annette Plese declared the mistrial on June 23 after the jury submitted a question, according to court records.

Thompson's first trial last November ended in a hung jury. The jury was made up of seven women and five men, with one man acting as an alternate juror.

A new trial is set for Aug. 17.

Thompson is represented by Scott Staab. Spokane County Deputy Prosecutor Edward Hay is prosecuting the case, according to court records.

Read past coverage of the case here and here.




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