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Slain man identified as Kent 19-year-old

The man slain in Ferry County last week was Jeremy Karavias, 19, of Kent, Wash.

Corey Monaghan, 35, of Renton, Wash., faces charges of first-degree murder and first-degree arson in the Oct. 22 killing in Malo, near Curlew.

Monaghan and Karavias showed up uninvited at the home of Monaghan’s aunt and uncle, Ron and Kathy Wessel, on Art Creek Road on Oct. 21, said Kenna Ruiz, the Wessels’ daughter.

Ron Wessel thought a gunshot he heard the next morning was accidental until he saw Monaghan break Karavias’ neck, Ruiz said. Wessel left to call for help as Monaghan sliced open Karavias’ stomach, Ruiz said.

The Washington State Patrol said Monaghan set the house on fire and ran before authorities captured him. The blaze destroyed the home; the Wessels are staying with their daughter in Curlew.

Ruiz said her family knows little about Karavias and is heartbroken for his family.

“We are so sorry this happened to their boy,” she said.

Bail has been set at $750,000.


Student puts swastikas into WSU newspapers

A Washington State University student slipped cards bearing swastikas into at least 100 copies of the student newspaper, reportedly as an assignment for an art class.

The Daily Evergreen reported that the cards were placed between pages of its Monday edition as part of an “ad subversion project.”

The newspaper staff was unaware of the student’s plans, general manager Alan Donnelly said.

The incident occurred one day before students rallied on campus to show support for students who may have been recent targets of hate crimes. Pullman and WSU police are investigating two assaults on campus and one on College Hill, each involving seemingly unprovoked attacks on gay students.

The swastika project was unrelated, the student’s art instructor told the Evergreen.

“It really was just poor timing,” he said. The newspaper did not identify the instructor.

More than 100 newspapers with cards inside were retrieved by the Evergreen staff, Donnelly said. The paper prints 12,000 copies a day.

Donnelly said the art class instructor told him what the student did was not what the teacher had intended.

“It sounded like this wasn’t thought through,” he said.

Meghann M. Cuniff Staff and wire reports