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  • Fred Russell, convicted of killing three WSU students, released from prison

    PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Frederick Russell, convicted of killing three Washington State University students and injuring four others in an auto crash, has been released from prison.


  • Clark: Court should find Russell unappealing, too

    Time heals all wounds, so the old cliché goes. But I’m willing to bet you’d hear a chorus of disagreement on that truism from the family and friends of Brandon …


  • Russell fights conviction, term

    Despite apologizing for the drunken crash that killed three Washington State University students and seriously injured three others, Fred Russell has appealed his conviction and 14-year prison sentence. Russell’s appeal …


  • Russell appeals vehicular homicide conviction

    Despite apologizing for the drunken crash that killed three Washington State University students and seriously injured three others, Fred Russell has appealed his conviction and 14-year prison sentence.


  • Victims’ families testify in support of bills targeting drunken drivers

    OLYMPIA – Fred Russell may be sitting in a cell, but his name’s popping up frequently in Olympia, where state lawmakers are weighing changes to catch drunken drivers and toughen …


  • 14 years for Russell

    COLFAX – Shortly before he was sentenced Wednesday to 14 years in prison for vehicular homicide, Fred Russell stood and faced for the first time the families he’d harmed. Tossing …


  • News cataloging pays off

    When defense attorneys in Fred Russell’s vehicular homicide trial pushed for a change of venue, they called on Cutaway Media. The Spokane firm digitally records local TV newscasts and closed-captioning …


  • A lesson, reinforced

    A crew from “Dateline NBC” was in the courtroom Tuesday in Kelso when the verdict was read in the Fred Russell case – guilty, guilty, guilty. The judge asked a …


  • Fred Russell found guilty

    KELSO, Wash. – Fred Russell’s run is over. After six years of waiting, much of it spent as a fugitive living in Ireland, Russell, 28, was declared guilty Tuesday by …


  • Courtroom comments give insight into jurors

    KELSO, Wash. – About six weeks ago, when it became clear that this mill and timber area would provide its courthouse and a local jury to judge Fred Russell, longtime …


  • Crash scene described as Russell trial opens

    KELSO, Wash. – The prosecution in Fred Russell’s vehicular homicide trial detailed a horrifying crash scene Friday, describing a roadway littered with flaming vehicles, dead college students and live victims …


  • Russell trial begins in Kelso

    KELSO, Wash. – After more than six years and a pursuit halfway around the world, the trial of former Washington State University student Fred Russell began Monday in this rainy …


  • Vials lost as policy relaxed

    The former manager of the Washington state toxicology lab testified Thursday that she relaxed procedures for preserving blood samples around the time that prosecutors were eager to hang on to …


  • Lab ‘severely deficient’

    An audit of the Washington State Patrol crime lab a month after it lost the blood samples in the Fred Russell case disclosed that lab workers had lost or broken …


  • New charges for Fred Russell

    COLFAX – Karen Overacker feared she might never actually see Fred Russell. She’d seen his picture, of course. Russell is accused of causing the drunken-driving accident that killed her son …


  • Russell back in U.S. hands

    Five years after he fled, Fred Russell is back on the Palouse. Russell, the former Washington State University student charged with vehicular manslaughter in the deaths of three other students …


  • Irish judge agrees to extradite Russell

    Frederick D. Russell could be back in the Palouse by mid-June to stand trial for his role in a crash that killed three students and severely injured four others. A …


  • Fugitive Russell nabbed in Ireland after 4 years

    Four years ago, Frederick D. Russell took his new passport, cold weather clothes, $1,300 from his father’s bank account and hitched a ride with his father’s protégé to catch an …


  • Fugitive makes U.S. Marshals’ ‘Wanted’ list

    A former Washington State University student who has been a federal fugitive for more than three years is being added to the U.S. Marshals Service “Top 15 Most Wanted” list, …