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Intermodal shooter gets 82 years

A man convicted of trying to kill two Spokane police officers a decade ago was resentenced last week to 82 years in prison after his case was returned on appeal.

Jason A. Graham, 31, will be given credit for the nine years he has already served after he was convicted in 2003 of two counts of attempted first-degree murder, four counts of first-degree assault, second-degree assault and other property crimes.

Chief Criminal Deputy Spokane County Prosecutor Jack Driscoll said the case was returned to Superior Court Judge Maryann Moreno after the Washington Supreme Court ruled that firearm enhancements were improperly applied to Graham’s original sentence

Graham was wounded by police during a Jan. 7, 2002, during a shootout where he fired two dozen rounds from a semi-automatic assault rifle at officers following a vehicle chase in downtown Spokane. Bullets from the gun battle missed all officers and people aboard an Amtrak train and two Greyhound buses at the Intermodal Center.

Read previous coverage here

Police chief honors boy who saved mother

Spokane police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick awarded her highest honor today to a young boy who saved his mother’s life.

Jason Graham saved his mother, Beverley Graham, as she took him in for a hair cut on Jan. 22. Graham is the boy’s biological grandmother who adopted him at birth.

The 8-year-old boy was honored Thursday by Kirkpatrick and several special guests in front of his Roosevelt Elementary schoolmates.

Read Jody Lawrence-Turner’s story here.

Read Kirkpatrick’s speech to Jason by clicking the link below.

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