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Last suspect in Uno stabbing acquitted

A teenager involved in a shooting at Hoopfest last summer was acquitted of charges conencte dto an unrelated stabbing outside a Spokane nightclub in 2009.

A jury found Adam Doe, 19, not guilty of two counts of first-degree assault last week after a trial before Spokane County Superior Court Judge Sam Cozza.
 
The case began in October 2009 when two men were stabbed outside Club Uno .

 Doe had a tentative plea deal in the case until his arrest in the June 28 Hoopfest shooting. He pleaded guilty in February to second-degree assault and third-degree assault in connection with the shooting. Gunman Miguel C. Garcia, 20, also pleaded guilty that month to three felonies and is expected to receive nine years in prison.

At the time of the shooting, Doe was supposed to be on house arrest after his release from jail on the Club Uno stabbing charge.

The main suspect in the stabbing, John Proctor, was acquitted of all charges after a jury trial last October. Proctor was near the scene of the wild fight but said he did not participate and was falsely accused; the jury quickly acquitted him.

 

Also charged in the stabbing were brothers Rashjel G. “Reggie” Cage and Rakee D. Cage, who pleaded guilty to attempted second-degree assault. Parrish J. Johnson pleaded guilty to riot; William Alexander-Durr’s charge was dismissed.

Trial set for last suspect in ‘09 stabbing

A teenager involved in a shooting at Hoopfest last summer will stand trial this week for an unrelated stabbing outside Club Uno in 2009.

Jury selection began Monday in the trial of Adam Doe, 19, who is charged with first-degree assault for an October 2009 stabbing that injured two men. Opening statements are expected Wednesday morning.

Doe had a tentative plea deal in the case until his arrest in the June 28 Hoopfest shooting. He pleaded guilty in February to second-degree assault and third-degree assault in connection with the shooting. Gunman Miguel C. Garcia, 20, also pleaded guilty that month to three felonies and is expected to receive nine years in prison.

At the time of the shooting, Doe was supposed to be on house arrest after his release from jail on the Club Uno stabbing charge.

The main suspect in the stabbing, John Proctor, was acquitted of all charges after a jury trial last October. Proctor was near the scene of the wild fight but said he did not participate and was falsely accused; the jury quickly acquitted him.

Doe is on trial before Spokane County Superior Court Judge Sam Cozza. Steve Garvin is prosecuting; Dennis Dressler is representing Doe.

The Oct. 28, 2009, stabbing injured Kenneth R. Budik and Charles L. Lucious. Witnesses said one of defendants said, “There’s Kenny! Murder One Crips!” and “You messed with Murder One,” before the attack, according to court documents. Budik was a victim in a shooting in 2007 that killed gang member Adama Walton.

Also charged in the stabbing were brothers Rashjel G. “Reggie” Cage and Rakee D. Cage, who pleaded guilty to attempted second-degree assault. Parrish J. Johnson pleaded guilty to riot; William Alexander-Durr’s charge was dismissed.

Jury acquits man in Club Uno stabbing

A jury on Friday acquitted a Spokane man of an assault charge connected to a stabbing outside a downtown nightclub last fall.

John D. Proctor, 25, was found not guilty of first-degree assault and not guilty of a lesser included offense, riot.

Proctor said he was wrongly accused. He criticized news stations for reporting he was the assailant without calling him a suspect and said the case has affected his wife and three children.

“It was a terrible thing,” Proctor said. “I’ve been nervous just going out.”

Proctor said he was present the night two men were stabbed during a large fight outside Club Uno, 515 W. Sprague Ave., but that he didn’t stab anyone.

Jurors apparently agreed, deliberating less than half a day before finding Proctor innocent.

Proctor, who has been out of jail on $75,000 bond, said his arrest has made him much more careful about who he hangs out with.

The Oct. 28 stabbing injured Kenneth R. Budik and Charles L. Lucious. Witnesses said one of defendants said, “There’s Kenny! Murder One Crips!” and “You messed with Murder One,” before the attack, according to court documents. Budik was a victim in a shooting in 2007 that killed gang member Adama Walton.

Budik testified, and jurors viewed a video taped deposition from Lucious, who is in federal custody for a case based in Nevada.

Also testifying during the four-day trial was Rashjel G. “Reggie” Cage, 24. Cage and his brother, Rakee D. Cage, 23, have pleaded guilty to attempted second-degree assault for their roles in the case. Parrish J. Johnson pleaded guilty to riot; William Alexander-Durr’s charge was reduced to a gross misdemeanor then dismissed.

The only remaining suspect is Adam Doe, who also is charged in connection with the shooting at Hoopfest in June.

Spokane County Deputy Prosecutor Steve Garvin prosecuted the case; Proctor’s lawyer was John Stine.

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