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Thu., Jan. 14, 2010, 1:41 p.m.

Today at the courthouse…

The classic architecture of the Spokane County Courthouse rises above the fog covering downtown Spokane Wash. Wed. January 13, 2010. (Christopher Anderson / The Spokesman-Review)
The classic architecture of the Spokane County Courthouse rises above the fog covering downtown Spokane Wash. Wed. January 13, 2010. (Christopher Anderson / The Spokesman-Review)

The classic architecture of the Spokane County Courthouse rises above the fog covering downtown Spokane Wednesday in a photo by Christopher Anderson.

Today's happenings at the courthouse include a trial for a 22-year-old man accused of second-degree rape, jury selection for the Morning Star Boys' Ranch trial (opening statements are expected Tuesday) and a sentencing at 2 p.m. for the teenager who burned a homeless man over missing beer money.

The rape trial began this week in Judge Michael Price's courtroom.

Brandon S. Coristine is accused of raping a woman on Dec. 7, 2008, after he found her passed out drunk, according to a probable cause affidavit.

The charge was filed on Aug. 31, 2009, after the Washington State Patrol crime lab confirmed Coristine's DNA, according to the affidavit.




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