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  • Judge rules Strandberg lawyer will also be defense witness

    A judge ruled Monday that defense attorney Chris Bugbee will continue to represent accused crossbow killer Cole K. Strandberg. But the lawyer now has an added job title: witness. Bugbee …


  • Accused crossbow killer gets new witness

    A judge ruled today that defense attorney Chris Bugbee will continue to represent accused crossbow killer Cole K. Strandberg. But the lawyer now has an added job title: witness.


  • Judge says jury should determine murder suspect’s sanity

    A Spokane County jury will now decide whether Cole K. Strandberg should face life imprisonment or indefinite commitment to a mental institution after a judge concluded he was sane in …


  • Jury will decide mentally ill killer’s fate

    A Spokane County jury will now decide whether Cole K. Strandberg should face the prospect of life imprisonment or indefinite commitment to a mental institution after a judge concluded he …


  • Insanity hearing raises questions on Strandberg’s health records

    Testimony on Wednesday in the insanity hearing of accused killer Cole K. Strandberg raised questions about evaluations and conclusions made by mental health professionals at Eastern State Hospital. Dr. Richard …


  • Strandberg testimony questions Eastern State evaluations

    Testimony Wednesday in the insanity hearing of accused killer Cole K. Strandberg raised questions about evaluations and conclusions made by mental health professionals at Eastern State Hospital.


  • Judge withholds judgment on Strandberg’s mental state on day of slaying

    A judge ruled late Tuesday that accused killer Cole K. Strandberg suffers from mental illness, but she withheld judgment whether he should be found not guilty by reason of insanity. …


  • Attorney says defendant was insane while killing

    Accused crossbow killer Cole K. Strandberg remains mostly docile and focused while on medications. But a psychologist testified Monday that Strandberg always keeps one foot in a mystical, imagined world …


  • Judge orders murder defendant shackled to table

    Superior Court Judge Tari Eitzen ruled today that Cole K. Strandberg is too dangerous to leave unshackled during a hearing to determine if he should be civilly committed or stand …


  • Jail inmate claims he was tortured

    A Spokane County Jail inmate claims in a federal lawsuit that he was beaten without warning by a cell extraction team and later tortured with blows to his genitals. One …


  • Murder trial to move forward for Strandberg

    A mentally ill Spokane man accused of murdering a woman with a crossbow more than two years ago is set for trial in January after a judge ruled he’s able …


  • Trial set for accused crossbow killer Strandberg

    A mentally ill Spokane man accused of murdering a woman with a crossbow more than two years ago is set for trial in January 2011 after a judge ruled he’s …


  • Payment issues delay Strandberg evaluation

    Accused crossbow killer Cole K. Strandberg appeared in court today, but his attorney asked for more time before holding a hearing to determine his competency to stand trial for aggravated …


  • Group honors injured deputy

    A Spokane County sheriff’s deputy who fractured his neck in an encounter with an accused killer at the jail was honored Thursday by a local civic group. Dan Leonetti received …


  • In brief: Suspect says he wants to plead guilty

    After making calls threatening to kill and sexually assault his last attorney, first-degree murder suspect Cole Strandberg got a new one Thursday in a hearing where he told the judge …


  • Strandberg’s parents struggled to get him treatment

    By the time he was 14, Cole K. Strandberg scared his parents. Barbara and Richard Strandberg struggled to help their oldest son control his temper. The cattle ranchers hid the …


  • Deputy remembers his slain niece

    The last time Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputy Jeff Bergeron saw his niece, Jennifer Bergeron, she was being led out of a suspected drug house by Spokane Valley police. Jeff Bergeron …


  • Police identify homicide victim

    Jennifer M. Bergeron, 21, was the woman found slain in a Spokane apartment Monday, police said Wednesday. The Spokane County Medical Examiner’s Office listed Bergeron’s cause of death as strangulation, …


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