Stories tagged: Gail Gerlach
Fri., Sept. 19, 2014
Prosecutor candidates promise fresh approach to criminal justice
Both candidates for Spokane County prosecutor promised change as they debated Thursday at a downtown candidate forum. The extent of those changes, and the person most qualified to make them, …
Thu., Sept. 18, 2014, 5:13 p.m.
At debate, prosecutor candidates promise to be different than Tucker
Both candidates for Spokane County Prosecutor promised change as they debated Thursday at a downtown candidate forum. The extent of those changes, and the person most qualified to make them, …
Tue., July 22, 2014
Judge authorizes $221,574 payment to Gerlach attorneys, witnesses
Taxpayers will have to dole out more than $220,000 to defense attorneys and expert witnesses who helped Gail Gerlach beat a manslaughter charge in an April trial. A jury acquitted …
Wed., June 11, 2014, 8:14 a.m.
Defense attorneys list expenses in Gerlach trial
Read the itemized list of requested reimbursement from the defense attorneys for Gail Gerlach.
Sat., May 31, 2014
Gerlach attorneys argue for nearly $330,000 in state reimbursement
Months of preparation and hours of testimony in the high-profile manslaughter trial of Gail Gerlach were converted to dollars and cents Friday as attorneys argued how much the state should …
Fri., May 30, 2014
All of us share stake in Gerlach’s defense bill
How much should you and I pay for the defense of Gail Gerlach? A judge will hear arguments today over bills submitted by the legal team for Gerlach, the Spokane …
Sun., April 20, 2014
Gerlach’s acquittal reflects society’s shifting attitudes
The seeds were sown for Gail Gerlach’s manslaughter acquittal in part by a Spokane murder conviction overturned more than 30 years ago. In August 1972, Yvonne Wanrow shot and killed …
Fri., April 11, 2014
Gerlach acquitted in shooting death of fleeing vehicle thief
A Spokane jury affirmed the rights of gun owners to protect themselves on Thursday, acquitting Gail Gerlach of killing a man who was speeding away in Gerlach’s stolen SUV. Tears …
Thu., April 10, 2014, 2:57 p.m.
Jury acquits Gerlach of manslaughter
Tears flowed on both sides of a Spokane courtroom Thursday as a jury acquitted Gail Gerlach of manslaughter in the March 2013 death of Brendon Kaluza-Graham.
Thu., April 10, 2014
Gerlach tells jurors he feared for his life
A year after fatally shooting Brendon Kaluza-Graham, who was speeding away in his SUV, Gail Gerlach told jurors the only thing he did wrong that day was mistake keys for …
Wed., April 9, 2014, 12:21 p.m.
Gail Gerlach testifies, saying he feared for his life
Gail Gerlach testified Wednesday morning that he fired his gun at a fleeing car thief because he thought he would be killed by the man. Brendon Kaluza-Graham was not armed …
Wed., April 9, 2014
Gail Gerlach’s wife says she feared SUV thief had gun
Sharon Gerlach feared for her husband’s life in the moments before he fired on the couple’s fleeing SUV, killing driver Brendon Kaluza-Graham. “I thought he was holding a gun, pointing …
Tue., April 8, 2014
Police say Gerlach’s sightline was impeded
Police detectives testified Monday that it would have been nearly impossible for Gail Gerlach to see a threatening gesture made inside his stolen vehicle, wrapping up the prosecution’s case in …
Fri., April 4, 2014
Gerlach’s single bullet paralyzed, killed Kaluza-Graham quickly
The bullet fired by Gail Gerlach would have robbed Brendon Kaluza-Graham of his motor skills within “moments” and killed him almost as quickly, Spokane County Medical Examiner Sally Aiken said …
Thu., April 3, 2014, 5:17 p.m.
Medical examiner: Kaluza-Graham died within “moments” of being shot by Gerlach
Among those testifying in the Gail Gerlach manslaughter trial Thursday was Spokane County Medical Examiner Sally Aiken, who said Brendon Kaluza-Graham lost all motor function within moments of being shot …
Thu., April 3, 2014, 10:02 a.m.
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Thu., April 3, 2014
Jurors hear Gerlach’s 911 call
Moments after Gail Gerlach fatally shot Brendon Kaluza-Graham, he called 911 to report his SUV had been stolen. As the dispatcher took his information, a breathless Gerlach interrupted her: “Honey, …
Wed., April 2, 2014, 5:35 p.m.
Jurors hear 911 call on first day of Gerlach testimony
Moments after Gail Gerlach fatally shot Brendon Kaluza-Graham, he called 911 to report his truck had been stolen. As the dispatcher took his information, a breathless Gerlach interrupted her: “Honey, …
Wed., April 2, 2014
Testimony in Gerlach trial will start today
Eleven women and one man will decide if Gail Gerlach is guilty of manslaughter. After a day-and-a-half of questioning, attorneys for the prosecution and defense settled on 12 jurors and …
Tue., April 1, 2014
Attorneys closer to choosing jury in Gerlach’s manslaughter trial
The list of possible jurors in Gail Gerlach’s manslaughter trial shrank Monday as attorneys weeded out people with strong opinions in a widely publicized case that touches on self-defense and …
Mon., March 31, 2014, 4:58 p.m.
Jury selection starts in Gerlach manslaughter trial
The list of people who will hear testimony in the manslaughter trial of Gail Gerlach shrunk Monday as attorneys challenged potential jurors and Gerlach’s wife was excluded from the courtroom …
Sun., March 30, 2014
Gail Gerlach manslaughter trial begins this week
Gail Gerlach will go before a jury this week, facing up to a decade in prison on a manslaughter charge accusing him of shooting dead a man who had stolen …
Sat., Feb. 15, 2014
Judge throws out most of Gerlach’s statements to police in car thief shooting
Much of what Gail Gerlach told police after he shot and killed a fleeing car thief can’t be used against him at trial, a judge ruled Friday. Gerlach, 57, faces …
Fri., Feb. 14, 2014, 9:28 p.m.
Some Gerlach statements thrown out in car thief shooting trial
Much of what Gail Gerlach told police after he shot and killed a fleeing car thief can’t be used against him at trial, a judge ruled Friday.
Sat., Oct. 26, 2013
Gail Gerlach talks about car thief shooting
In a Spokane courtroom Friday, Gail Gerlach described the morning of March 25 as routine, other than his wife running behind getting ready for work. “Things were a bit hastened,” …
Fri., Oct. 18, 2013
Slain car thief’s father has his own legal troubles
The father of a Spokane man shot to death in March while trying to steal a car appeared in Superior Court on Thursday – accused of trying to steal a …
Thu., Oct. 17, 2013, 12:47 p.m.
Father of man killed during attempted vehicle theft faces charges of attempted vehicle theft
The father of a Spokane man shot to death in March while trying to steal a car will appear in Superior Court today — for trying to steal a car.
Fri., Sept. 27, 2013
Gail Gerlach says police violated his Miranda rights
The Spokane man who shot a car thief outside his home in March will take the witness stand next week to argue statements he made to police directly following the …
Thu., Sept. 12, 2013
Gail Gerlach wants court to pay for forensics experts
The Spokane plumber facing manslaughter charges for shooting a car thief wants the court to help pay for the forensics experts needed to help prepare his self-defense case. Gail Gerlach, …