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  • Unrelenting effort wins man his freedom

    A man who spent nearly six years in prison for a murder he didn’t commit had one request Thursday after a judge set him free: a double cheeseburger from Zip’s. …


  • Convict freed after murder case crumbles

    A man who spent nearly six years in prison for a murder he didn’t commit had one thing on his mind today after a judge set him free: a double …


  • Charges dropped against man accused of threatening rape during call

    Charges were dropped Wednesday against a Montana man accused of threatening to rape the wives of a Spokane County sheriff’s detective and a deputy prosecutor. He made the threat during …


  • Taped jail calls lead to new charges

    A man cleared by a jury last week of helping a friend after a Spokane Valley shooting faces new charges that he threatened to rape the lead detective’s wife. Terrence …


  • Two acquitted in shooting at bar

    A Spokane County jury exonerated two Montana men Friday of a shooting last February inside the Oasis Tavern in Spokane Valley. While the jury found 30-year-old Jarrod E. Veilleux not …


  • Montana men not guilty in Valley shooting

    A Spokane County Jury today exonerated two Montana men in connection with a shooting last February inside the Oasis Tavern in Spokane Valley.


  • Prosecutor intends to try man again on murder charge

    A man who had his first-degree murder conviction erased earlier this summer will remain in jail unless he can come up with a portion of his $500,000 bond that a …


  • DNA tech’s questionable work delays sentencing

    A Spokane County judge today postponed the sentencing of a man convicted almost exclusively on DNA evidence after defense attorneys learned that tests identifying their client as the killer had …


  • Judge grants Davis new trial

    A judge granted a new trial for a man convicted four years ago of the 2007 beating death of an adult bookstore owner in Spokane. The Thursday ruling follows the …


  • Convicted killer will get new trial

    A judge today granted the request for a new trial of a man convicted four years ago of the 2007 beating death of an adult bookstore owner in Spokane following …


  • Murder doubts conceded in 2007 beating death

    The lead investigator in the 2007 beating death of an adult bookstore owner in Spokane now is questioning whether the wrong man was convicted of murder and sentenced to 40 …


  • DNA provides new evidence in case of bookstore owner’s violent death

    A first-degree murder trial began Tuesday in the 2007 bludgeoning death of an adult-bookstore owner, even though another man already was convicted for that crime. The man on trial now, …


  • Prosecutor testimony sought

    The argument used in a 2008 trial to convince a jury to convict Jeramie R. Davis of murder has become a legal fight of its own. The defense attorney for …


  • Jury convicts bomb-maker of manslaughter

    After the first jury decided 9-3 to acquit him, a second jury handed down a unanimous second-degree manslaughter conviction against the man who built a homemade bomb that killed a …


  • Manslaughter case ends in mistrial

    A jury failed to agree Friday on manslaughter charges against two men implicated in the explosion of a homemade device that killed a Chattaroy man last fall. After a two-week …


  • Pair’s trial weighs link to fatal Halloween blast

    Trial began Tuesday in the case of two men charged with manslaughter after a homemade bomb killed a 28-year-old man outside a party north of Chattaroy last fall. Christapher A. …


  • Trial begins in Chattaroy bomb fatality

    Trial began today in the case of two men charged with manslaughter after a homemade bomb killed a 28-year-old man outside a party north of Chattaroy last fall. Christapher A. …


  • Woman can’t shake felony’s impact

    Kristin Bell had what she calls a moment of weakness that has turned into a 2 1/2-year legal nightmare and forced her to give up a dream of ever working …


  • Shogan, Cowles describe fear of threats

    Spokane City Council president Joe Shogan claims he so feared the man on trial for harassing him that he changed his daily routine and still carries a copy of a …


  • Two convictions in 2009 double murder

    A Spokane man faces a minimum of 45 years in prison after a jury convicted him Wednesday of two counts of murder that followed a dispute over a car swap. …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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.


  • 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 …


  • Spouse of prosecutor’s race donor facing charges

    A candidate for Spokane County prosecutor has accepted a $500 campaign contribution from the wife of a man being prosecuted by the office he wants to oversee. Records show that …

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