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  • FRIDAY, JUNE 26, 2015

    Clay Starbuck loses conviction appeal

    Appellate judges on Thursday unanimously upheld Clay Starbuck’s murder conviction and life sentence for the December 2011 slaying of his ex-wife, Chanin. Starbuck was convicted of aggravated first-degree murder by …


  • THURSDAY, JUNE 25, 2015, 10:48 A.M.

    Clay Starbuck’s murder conviction upheld by appellate court

    Appellate judges unanimously affirmed Clay Starbuck’s conviction and life sentence for the murder of his ex-wife, Chanin, in a decision handed down Thursday.


  • TUESDAY, JULY 23, 2013

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  • THURSDAY, JULY 18, 2013, 3:55 P.M.

    Starbuck sentenced to life, no contact with kids

    Clay Starbuck has been sentenced to life in prison for aggravated murder of his wife, Chanin Starbuck.


  • FRIDAY, JULY 12, 2013, 3:30 P.M.

    ‘Dateline NBC’ to air Starbuck trial tonight

    As the Clay D. Starbuck trial reaches a national audience tonight, the prosecutor who convicted him filed motions this week to ensure any money made from the case goes into …


  • FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 2013

    Starbuck maintains innocence, plans appeal

    Clay D. Starbuck says he feels trapped in a nightmare: The mother of his children is dead and he has been convicted of her torture killing. “I didn’t do the …


  • THURSDAY, JUNE 6, 2013, 3:09 P.M.

    Convicted killer Starbuck hopes for new trial

    Clay D. Starbuck says he feels trapped in a living nightmare: the mother of his children is dead and he has been convicted of her torture killing.


  • WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5, 2013

    Starbuck guilty of ex-wife’s murder

    Each day during the two-week murder trial of her former son-in-law, Melanie Bourcier would position herself so that Clay Starbuck would see her scowl as corrections deputies led him past …


  • TUESDAY, JUNE 4, 2013, 3:19 P.M.

    Starbuck convicted in torture killing of his ex-wife

    Accused killer Clay Starbuck was convicted today of torturing and killing his ex wife and sexually violating her remains in 2011.


  • TUESDAY, JUNE 4, 2013

    Starbuck case in jury’s hands

    Accused murderer Clay Starbuck was a jealous, controlling, obsessed, greedy and angry man who finally took out his frustrations against the woman with whom he shared two marriages and several …


  • MONDAY, JUNE 3, 2013, 5:31 P.M.

    Lawyers give closing arguments in Starbuck trial

    Clay Starbuck, 48, was a jealous, controlling, obsessed, greedy and angry man who finally took out his frustrations against the woman with whom he shared two marriages and several children, …


  • FRIDAY, MAY 24, 2013

    Starbuck denies killing ex-wife

    Struggling at first to find his voice, murder suspect Clay Starbuck answered questions all afternoon Thursday and twice denied strangling his ex-wife to death in her Deer Park home. Starbuck, …


  • THURSDAY, MAY 23, 2013, 1:47 P.M.

    Watch Clay Starbuck testify live

    Watch Clay Starbuck testify live.


  • THURSDAY, MAY 23, 2013, 12:01 P.M.

    Accused killer Starbuck takes the stand

    Clay Starbuck is expected this afternoon to take the witness stand to refute allegations that he strangled his wife to death in 2011 in her Deer Park home.


  • THURSDAY, MAY 23, 2013

    Starbuck’s killer knew of her kids, state suggests

    Detectives used phone records Wednesday to make the case that Chanin Starbuck’s killer had intimate knowledge of the family. Deputy Spokane County Prosecutor Larry Steinmetz had Detective Lyle Johnston narrate …


  • TUESDAY, MAY 21, 2013, 7:22 P.M.

    Defendant had wounds, Starbuck detective says

    A Deer Park man charged with strangling his ex-wife and sexually violating her remains had wounds on his right hand and forehead, the lead detective in the case told jurors …


  • FRIDAY, MAY 17, 2013

    Examiner describes injuries in Clay Starbuck case

    The jury spent half the day Thursday hearing testimony and looking through autopsy photos from a prolonged attack that killed Chanin Starbuck. The key testimony came from Spokane County Medical …


  • THURSDAY, MAY 16, 2013

    Clay Starbuck trial pulls veil off private lives

    Details of secret lives spilled across a Spokane courtroom Wednesday as jurors in the murder trial of a Deer Park man heard intimate tales of suitors trying to set up …


  • SUNDAY, MAY 12, 2013

    Sons criticize investigation of mother’s homicide

    The lives of a Deer Park family are about to be thrust salaciously into the public spotlight. Clay D. Starbuck, a former pipeline worker with no criminal record, is fighting …


  • FRIDAY, APRIL 5, 2013, 7:14 A.M.

    Children ordered to testify against Deer Park dad

    SPOKANE — Five pre-teen children have been ordered to provide information that may be used against their father who is accused of strangling their mother at their Deer Park home.


  • TUESDAY, DEC. 18, 2012, 11 A.M.

    Judge keeps Starbuck’s bond at $1 million

    Attorneys representing murder suspect Clay D. Starbuck asked a judge today to reduce his $1 million bond, but the judge refused.


  • SATURDAY, FEB. 11, 2012

    Ex-wife’s death record displayed

    A Deer Park man accused of strangling his ex-wife and posing her dead body had her death certificate displayed in his home when detectives arrested him this week, detectives say. …


  • FRIDAY, FEB. 10, 2012, 11:09 A.M.

    Police: Starbuck had ex-wife’s death certificate displayed

    A man accused of strangling his ex-wife and posing her dead body had her death certificate displayed in his home when detectives arrested him this week, detectives say.


  • WEDNESDAY, FEB. 8, 2012, 2:44 P.M.

    911 call taker broke protocol in Starbuck homicide

    Spokane county officials said an investigation into the December homicide of a Deer Park woman revealed a call to the 911 communications center from the victim’s cell phone was not …


  • WEDNESDAY, FEB. 8, 2012

    Body was posed, detectives say

    A Deer Park mother of five who was found strangled in her home was positioned in a way to humiliate her and make detectives believe she had been sexually assaulted, …


  • TUESDAY, FEB. 7, 2012, 12:56 P.M.

    Police: Starbuck hid in home, posed ex-wife’s body

    A Deer Park mother of five found strangled to death in her home was positioned in a way to humiliate her and make detectives believe she had been sexually assaulted, …


  • TUESDAY, FEB. 7, 2012

    Man faces murder charge

    The ex-husband of a woman found strangled in her Deer Park home has been arrested in connection with her death. Clay Duane Starbuck was booked into jail Monday and is …


  • MONDAY, FEB. 6, 2012, 2:29 P.M.

    Ex-husband arrested for Deer Park woman’s murder

    The ex-husband of a woman found strangled to death in her Deer Park home has been arrested for her murder.


  • WEDNESDAY, DEC. 7, 2011

    Woman was strangled, autopsy finds

    A mother of five found dead in her Deer Park home on Saturday was strangled, according to the Spokane County Medical Examiner’s Office. An autopsy concluded Chanin Starbuck, 42, was …


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