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  • FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 2016, 12:49 P.M.

    Life sentence for man who shot ex-girlfriend’s boyfriend

    A man convicted in the shooting death of his ex-girlfriend’s boyfriend has been sentenced to life in prison.

  • WEDNESDAY, AUG. 26, 2015, 2:46 P.M.

    Officers recount CdA police shooting, manhunt for suspect

    Police officers testified Wednesday about the stressful and emotional moments after they found Coeur d’Alene Police Sgt. Greg Moore sprawled on a street, bleeding and unresponsive, and how they tried …

  • THURSDAY, JUNE 4, 2015

    Sex tapes seized from suspect in 1986 Spokane killing of prostitute

    Spokane homicide investigators have seized a cache of sex tapes belonging to an ex-police officer accused in a 29-year-old cold-case killing near the now-demolished Playfair horse track. The suspect, Richard …

  • TUESDAY, NOV. 19, 2013, 6:29 P.M.

    Two men charged in shooting death of grouse hunter

    Two men were arrested Tuesday on charges of first-degree murder for the September shooting death of a grouse hunter in Okanogan County.

  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 9, 2013

    Post Falls man accused of killing girlfriend

    Prosecutors charged a Post Falls man with killing his live-in girlfriend by slitting her throat and rolling up her body in a rug. Christopher W. Thompson, 44, is in jail …

  • TUESDAY, AUG. 13, 2013, 8:44 P.M.

    Accused murderer Schauman pleads not guilty

    The man charged with the drive-by shooting death of a Spokane man two months ago pleaded not guilty Tuesday and was given a trial date of Oct. 7.

  • FRIDAY, JULY 19, 2013, 7:41 A.M.

    Murder charge in Lake Stevens drive-by shooting

    EVERETT, Wash. — Charges of first-degree murder and drive-by shooting were filed Thursday in Everett against a man accused of killing a 15-year-old Seattle girl as she walked along a …

  • WEDNESDAY, JULY 17, 2013

    Businessman mourning death of grandchild, Molly Conley

    A Spokane business stalwart is struggling to find answers after his 15-year-old granddaughter was gunned down in Western Washington last month as she walked with friends. More than 2,000 family …

  • FRIDAY, JUNE 28, 2013

    Man faces charge in brother’s death

    The man killed Sunday near Colville had raised his arms in the air and asked his brother if he was going to shoot, according to court documents released Thursday. The …

  • THURSDAY, JUNE 6, 2013

    Man charged with murder of girlfriend

    Regan Jolley and her accused murderer Jason Hart had barely been living together three weeks when a roommate had to break up a fight between them. The roommate said Hart …

  • 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

    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 …

  • SATURDAY, JUNE 1, 2013

    Man admits to grisly killing

    A murderer pleaded guilty Friday for the machete-torture attack and killing of a Cheney man who was found in his burned car in 2011. Taylor J. Wolf, 22, pleaded guilty …

  • 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, 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.

  • 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 …

  • TUESDAY, MAY 14, 2013

    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 …

  • 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 12, 2013

    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. …

  • TUESDAY, MARCH 26, 2013

    Police hone homicide case

    Spokane police detectives are trying to determine where two homicide suspects were on March 11 when Heather Cassel was shot and killed as she fled across the lawn of an …

  • TUESDAY, MARCH 26, 2013

    Murder suspect’s niece in court

    The family of a woman charged with first-degree assault believes their daughter is being targeted by prosecutors because she is the niece of a suspected killer. Rhyllie L. Stoddard, 20, …

  • WEDNESDAY, FEB. 20, 2013

    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 …

  • TUESDAY, FEB. 19, 2013, 4:30 P.M.

    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 …

  • WEDNESDAY, FEB. 13, 2013, 3:39 P.M.

    Records detail plot by fifth-graders to kill classmates

    Court documents released today give chilling details about the plans two fifth graders from Colville had in place to kill a girl classmate and possibly others if they tried to …

  • THURSDAY, JAN. 3, 2013

    Shooting suspect Johnson held

    The shooting Monday night that killed one man and seriously injured another man appears to be the result of a dispute between cousins, Spokane police Chief Frank Straub said. The …

  • SATURDAY, SEPT. 22, 2012

    Stark convicted of murder in retrial

    Shellye Stark collapsed into her chair, muttering “Oh no, oh no,” as a jury convicted her Friday for the second time of first-degree murder for killing her estranged husband in …

  • THURSDAY, SEPT. 20, 2012

    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 …

  • WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 12, 2012

    New trial begins in fatal 2007 shooting

    Former online prostitute Shellye L. Stark arrived Tuesday at the Spokane County Courthouse for a rare second chance to convince a jury that she was simply defending herself in 2007 …

  • WEDNESDAY, JULY 11, 2012

    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, …

  • WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22, 2012

    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 …



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