Stories tagged: Christopher Devlin
Thu., Sept. 29, 2011, 11:51 a.m.
Dead man’s family wants his name cleared through trial
A convicted killer who committed suicide four days after he was sentenced to life in prison is appealing his case from the grave — at taxpayers’ expense.
Sat., May 14, 2011
Jail overdose traced back to inmate’s pills
A convicted killer who committed suicide at the Spokane County Jail did so using pills prescribed to another inmate. Now detectives are investigating whether the pill provider could be at …
Wed., Nov. 10, 2010
Man sentenced for role in slaying
An accomplice to the murder of a state witness in 2008 was sentenced this week to just over two years in prison.
Tue., Sept. 21, 2010
Killer found dead in Spokane County Jail cell
A man sentenced to life in prison last week for murdering one of his accusers in a 2007 assault case was found dead in the Spokane County Jail early Monday. …
Mon., Sept. 20, 2010, 9:47 p.m.
Convicted killer found dead in Spokane County Jail
A man sentenced to life in prison last week for murdering one of his accusers in a 2007 assault case was found dead in the Spokane County Jail early Monday.
Thu., Aug. 19, 2010
Jury convicts man in ’08 murder
A Stevens County jury on Wednesday found Christopher H. Devlin guilty of aggravated first-degree murder for the May 2008 slaying of 52-year-old Daniel Heily, whose bullet-riddled body was found behind …
Wed., Aug. 18, 2010, 2:49 p.m.
Jury convicts Devlin for murder of witness
A Stevens County jury ruled today that Christopher H. Devlin is guilty of aggravated first-degree murder in connection with a case of a man whose bullet-riddled body was found behind …
Thu., Aug. 12, 2010
Suspect, witness don’t testify in murder trial
COLVILLE – Spokane County prosecutors ended their first-degree murder case against Christopher H. Devlin without calling the only person they believe witnessed the killing. Defense attorneys Mark Vovos and Roger …
Wed., Aug. 11, 2010, 7:47 p.m.
Devlin doesn’t testify; defense rests
COLVILLE – Spokane County prosecutors ended their first-degree murder case against Christopher H. Devlin without calling the only person they believe witnessed the killing.
Mon., July 26, 2010, 7:52 p.m.
Trial opens in murder of crime witness
Defense attorney Mark Vovos on Monday told a jury of Stevens County residents that the murder trial they are about to decide amounts to a “classic cover-up” by detectives who …
Thu., Feb. 4, 2010
Death penalty avoided
A Deer Park man accused of murdering a witness in an assault case against him will avoid the death penalty if convicted because prosecutors mismanaged the case, a judge ruled …
Wed., Feb. 3, 2010, 7:51 p.m.
Prosecutors’ mixup takes death penalty off the table
A Deer Park man accused of murdering a witness in an assault case against him will avoid the death penalty because prosecutors mismanaged the case, a judge ruled Wednesday.
Tue., Nov. 3, 2009
Death penalty cases costly; instead, seek life sentences
Stevens County is balking at accepting the death penalty case of Christopher H. Devlin, because of the enormous costs associated with mounting such cases. It’s a valid concern, because the …
Sat., Oct. 31, 2009
County balks at case transfer
The death penalty case against Christopher H. Devlin has turned into a disagreement over who should pay for his costly trial. Spokane County Superior Court Judge Jerome Leveque has twice …
Sun., May 18, 2008
Homicide victim was Chattaroy man
A 52-year-old disabled Chattaroy man was tentatively identified Saturday as the victim of a homicide apparently intended to keep him from testifying last week in an assault and burglary trial …