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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: Fri., June 15, 2018, 9:55 p.m.

Accused mother testifies she didn’t cause fractured skull that killed boy

So many things about the two-week long murder trial of a Chattaroy woman didn’t fit the stereotypical image of a suspect with a long criminal history fighting for freedom after …


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: Wed., June 6, 2018, 9:45 p.m.

Trial opens against aunt charged with killing 5-year-old Chattaroy boy

Five-year-old Gary Blanton III either accidentally fell from his brother’s crib and fractured his skull, or the boy became the assault victim of a frustrated aunt whose nerves snapped as …


Former counselor alleges unofficial school policy led to 5-year-old Riverside student’s death

An unofficial policy of not reporting or delaying reports of suspected child abuse led to the beating death of a 5-year-old boy according to a former counselor at Chattaroy Elementary.


UPDATED: Tue., June 13, 2017, 11:15 a.m.

Suit against Riverside School District, DSHS in 5-year-old’s death to continue

A wrongful death lawsuit brought against the Riverside School District, the Washington Department of Social and Health Services and a number of individuals, will go forward a district judge ruled …


Riverside School District, DSHS sued for death of 5-year-old

The Riverside School District and the Washington Department of Social and Health Services are being sued in federal court for the wrongful death of a five-year-old boy.


Chattaroy woman pleads not guilty in 5-year-old’s death

Cynthia L. Khaleel pleaded not guilty Wednesday to allegations that she killed her nephew, 5-year-old Gary Blanton III. The Chattaroy woman’s bond was set at $100,000 when Khaleel was arrested …


Chattaroy woman suspected in death of 5-year-old nephew

Investigators are not convinced that Gary Blanton III died because he hurt himself falling out of bed, as his aunt claimed on April 17. The 5-year-old boy, who became an …


Chattaroy woman suspected of murdering 5-year-old nephew

A Chattaroy woman accused of beating her 5-year-old nephew to death in April was arrested Thursday on a second-degree murder charge.


Sheriff’s office opens investigation into Chattaroy boy’s death

The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office has launched an investigation into the death of a 5-year-old Chattaroy boy who died April 17 from a brain injury. Gary Blanton III was in …