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Murder suspect may plead insanity

COLVILLE – The suspect charged with killing a Colville-area man last month is exploring the option of pleading not guilty by reason of insanity, a prospect that bothers the dead man’s common-law wife.

 “I find that really unsatisfying,” Denise Ridley said Tuesday after the scheduled arraignment of accused killer Eric L. Booth (pictured) was postponed for a mental evaluation. “He knew what he was doing. He just ruined my life.”

Booth is charged with first-degree murder, burglary and possessing a stolen firearm in connection to the July 17 killing of 63-year-old Gordon R. Feist, Ridley’s partner of 13 years.

Read the rest of Tom Clouse's story here.

Past coverage:

July 21: Police think botched theft led to murder near Colville

July 20: Slaying near Colville baffles neighbors


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