Sirens & Gavels

FRIDAY, FEB. 17, 2012, 8 A.M.

Man’s rendering conviction overturned

The Washington State Supreme Court Thursday overturned the conviction of a Spokane man who was convicted of rendering criminal assistance after investigators alleged that he refused to tell them who shot him.

The split decision erases the conviction, in which a judge sentenced Kenneth R. Budik to spend more time in prison than the two men who pleaded guilty to the 2007 shooting that injured him and killed 28-year-old Adama R. Walton.

Read the rest of Tom Clouse's story here.

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Read an in-depth story on the case here.




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