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UPDATED: Tue., June 19, 2018, 10:55 p.m.

Jury acquits Chattaroy woman of killing 5-year-old nephew

After being freed from three years of living as the accused killer of a boy she rescued from a life of foster homes, Cynthia L. Khaleel sat at the court …


UPDATED: Mon., June 18, 2018, 10:29 p.m.

Jury deciding whether Chattaroy woman was a supermom who killed child under pressure

Cynthia L. Khaleel was either a “supermom” who lost her temper and did something to fracture the skull of her adoptive nephew; or she was wrongfully charged with murder for …


UPDATED: Wed., June 13, 2018, 10:21 p.m.

Medical expert for the defense testifies in Khaleel trial, says short fall could have fractured 5-year-old boy’s skull

A day after the jury viewed gruesome photos of a 5-year-old’s fractured skull, the defense attorney for accused killer Cynthia L. Khaleel brought his own medical expert to suggest that …


UPDATED: Tue., March 6, 2018, 9:06 p.m.

State rules Spokane County medical examiners followed ‘standard of care’ in 14 disputed autopsies

In findings released Tuesday, the Washington Department of Health has ruled that two Spokane County medical examiners “followed the standard of care” in 14 autopsies it was asked to review …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 9:39 p.m.

Jurors get gruesome glimpse of crime scene at trial of accused cop killer Jonathan Renfro

Several jurors leaned forward with stern looks and put their hands over their mouths Thursday as prosecutors trucked out gruesome photographs showing what a bullet fired only inches away can …


UPDATED: Thu., June 8, 2017, 8:43 a.m.

Daughter seeks to reopen investigation into death of battered Spokane Valley mother

The daughter of a Spokane Valley woman believes the cause of her mother’s 2016 death is a clear as the plastic used to wrap her battered body before it was …


The deaths of two Spokane women touch three mothers, who ask why a primary suspect hasn’t been charged

Three Spokane-area mothers are haunted by missing person reports, cause-of-death rulings and unsolved crimes. They are three mothers bonded by pain.


UPDATED: Sun., April 30, 2017, 7:44 p.m.

State opens investigation into Spokane County Medical Examiner’s Office

The Washington Department of Heath has launched an investigation into the Spokane County Medical Examiner’s Office following a complaint filed earlier this month by someone seeking a review of a …


UPDATED: Mon., March 27, 2017, 11:13 p.m.

At courthouse rally, family and friends demand answers in deaths of two Spokane-area women

About 30 people gathered outside the Spokane County courthouse Monday afternoon, demanding answers for the deaths of two women who are believed to have been killed by the same man, …


UPDATED: Wed., March 22, 2017, 8:53 a.m.

Political infighting between Spokane police, prosecutors, medical examiner leaves death investigations unsolved

A unusual dispute between investigators, prosecutors and the Spokane County Medical Examiner’s office regarding the findings of a 2012 autopsy has allowed a man linked to two Spokane killings to …


Suspect shot dead had back wounds

A kidnapping suspect shot and killed by Spokane County deputies last summer suffered two gunshot wounds to the back, new documents show. Spokane County prosecutors are still reviewing whether the …