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  • Plea expected today in WWII veteran’s beating death

    The news that murder suspect Kenan Adams-Kinard planned to plead guilty came as a relief to Bobbie Belton, the daughter-in-law of slain World War II veteran Delbert Belton. Adams-Kinard is …


  • Family in grief testifies at murder sentencing

    Even with a predetermined term of life in prison, the sentencing of convicted killer Clay D. Starbuck was emotional Thursday as family and friends tearfully described the devastation of two …


  • 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 …


  • 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.


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • Detective relates exchange with Clay Starbuck

    Often smiling as he interacted with his attorneys, Clay D. Starbuck did not appear worried at the beginning of the trial that could put him in prison for the rest …


  • Homeless convicts charged in hatchet attack

    Two homeless convicts have been charged with the attacking a third homeless man with the blunt end of a hatchet, causing a broken skull and broken vertebrae on a man …


  • West gets 50 years for eye gouging case

    A judge today gave convicted killer Michael L. West Jr. another 50 years in prison after he gouged out the eyes of a fellow prison inmate.


  • Spokane jury convicts in attack on inmate

    A jury found convicted killer Michael L. West Jr. guilty Tuesday of gouging out the eyes of a fellow prison inmate, ensuring that West will remain in prison for the …


  • Jury convicts West in eye gouging case

    A jury found convicted killer Michael L. West Jr. guilty today of gouging out the eyes of a fellow prison inmate, ensuring that West will remain in prison for the …


  • Killer claims insanity in gruesome prison attack

    Convicted killer Michael L. West Jr., now standing trial for gouging out the eyes of a fellow inmate, sat in a chair Tuesday with his hands cuffed to his waist …


  • Trial opens in gruesome eye-gouging attack

    Convicted killer Michael L. West Jr., now standing trial for gouging out the eyes of a fellow inmate, sat in a chair today with his hands cuffed to his waist …


  • 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.


  • Woman convicted of murder

    Testimony from three witnesses put the gun in her boyfriend’s hand either during or immediately after a Spokane man was shot to death last December following a bizarre altercation, but …


  • Girlfriend convicted of murdering Spokane man

    Three witnesses put the gun in her boyfriend’s hand either during or immediately after a Spokane man was shot last December following a bizarre altercation. But Melinda R. Barrera admitted …


  • Trial starts for two charged in shooting death

    The murder trial is under way of a man and woman charged in the shooting death late last year of a man who called police as he was dying from …


  • Slaying suspect appears in court

    A prosecutor alleged Tuesday that a man charged with killing his ex-wife also contacted his children to help back up his alibi. Clay D. Starbuck, 47, pleaded not guilty Tuesday …


  • Burglar found guilty of Spokane Valley murder

    An eight-woman, four-man jury took only about three hours Wednesday, including the time to eat lunch, to find a career burglar guilty of murder, ensuring he will never again walk …


  • Jury finds burglar guilty of murdering Spokane Valley man

    An eight-woman, four-man jury took only about three hours Wednesday, including the time to eat lunch, to find a career burglar guilty of murder, ensuring he will never again walk …

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