Stories tagged: homicide
TUESDAY, SEPT. 9, 2014
Guilty pleas entered in Pedersen murder
Two men who strangled another man, beat him with rocks and dumped his body in the Spokane River in June 2013 have pleaded guilty to murder. The pleas are part …
SATURDAY, AUG. 23, 2014
Man sentenced to 10 years for throwing mortal punch
A raucous party two years ago in north Spokane County has earned a 21-year-old man a decade in prison after he pleaded guilty this week to manslaughter for throwing a …
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 20, 2014
Spokane man convicted of murder in ex-girlfriend’s stabbing death
A Spokane man likely will spend the rest of his life behind bars after a jury convicted him of murder in the stabbing death of his ex-girlfriend, whose body was …
TUESDAY, AUG. 19, 2014, 4:11 P.M.
Murder-suicide suspected in deaths of Spokane Valley couple
The Spokane Valley couple reported missing after their Spokane Valley home was damaged in an arson fire Thursday both died of gunshot wounds to the head.
THURSDAY, AUG. 14, 2014
Scuffle for pot led to fatal shooting
A plan to rob a drug dealer of five pounds of marijuana ended in a Spokane man’s shooting death in a hotel parking lot early Sunday, witnesses said. Richard Amodio, …
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 13, 2014, 12:40 P.M.
Witnesses: Man killed in hotel parking lot planned pot robbery
Richard Amodio, 32, planned to rob the marijuana supplier who investigators say was captured on video shooting and killing him early Sunday morning.
TUESDAY, AUG. 12, 2014
Man arrested in Spokane homicide released
Police released a 30-year-old man implicated in a drug homicide Sunday due to a lack of evidence and suspicions that other people may be involved. The man shot dead at …
WEDNESDAY, JULY 30, 2014
Man pleads guilty to murder of woman, sentenced to life in prison
A 33-year-old man will spend the rest of his life in prison after pleading guilty to aggravated murder Tuesday. Juan Sifuentez pleaded guilty to robbery, kidnapping and murder charges in …
TUESDAY, JULY 29, 2014, 10:20 A.M.
Man pleads guilty to murder in March slaying
Juan Sifuentez will spend the rest of his life in prison after pleading guilty to first-degree aggravated murder in the beating and stabbing death of Latanya Chapin, 51, earlier this …
TUESDAY, JULY 29, 2014
Driver gets 78 months for vehicular homicide
If Priest Lake native Scott Moore were alive today, he’d be tending asparagus in his railroad-tie-bordered garden, his wife, Darcie Humphrey Moore, said Monday. “It takes three seasons to grow …
WEDNESDAY, JULY 23, 2014, 12:26 P.M.
Two men sentenced on manslaughter charges in separate slayings
Two men were sentenced to a total of more than 20 years in prison this week for a pair of unrelated slayings dating back to May 2012, according to the …
TUESDAY, 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 …
FRIDAY, JULY 18, 2014
Jim Kershner’s this day in history
From our archives, 100 years ago Samuel R. Clemens, a Colfax farmer, had eluded capture for more than 14 years after he shot and killed a young man who had …
WEDNESDAY, JULY 9, 2014, 1:20 P.M.
Trial pushed for teen driver accused of homicide
Preston Maher, 16, will go to trial in October facing vehicular homicide charges in the deaths of McKenzie Mott and Josie Freier in a single-vehicle collision that occurred last fall.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 9, 2014
Man shoots woman at Deaconess Hospital, turns gun on self
A domestic violence attack on the Deaconess Hospital campus that left two dead Tuesday is the latest in a growing number of similar workplace shootings nationwide. The Spokane shooting remains …
THURSDAY, JULY 3, 2014
Jury rejects false-confession claim, finds Stoddard guilty of murder
A jury convicted Gary Stoddard on Wednesday of the 2013 kidnapping and murder of Heather Cassel. “We’re very happy with the verdict,” Cassel’s great-aunt, Donna Heinen, said outside the courtroom …
WEDNESDAY, JULY 2, 2014
Gary Stoddard testifies at murder trial that he fabricated confession
A Spokane man who confessed to shooting the handcuffed girlfriend of his nephew recanted his story before a jury Tuesday. Testifying in his murder trial, Gary Stoddard denied ever being …
THURSDAY, JUNE 26, 2014
Stoddard confessed to murder to protect nephew, attorney says
A man whose murder trial started Wednesday claims that he falsely confessed to protect his nephew because he believed at the time that he had a terminal illness and wouldn’t …
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25, 2014
STA Plaza stabber sentenced to 28 years in prison
Shackled and slightly stooped, the man who fatally stabbed another downtown this month over what he called “stuff that happened in the streets” apologized Tuesday for sparking an hourslong manhunt, …
UPDATED: TUESDAY, JUNE 24, 2014, 12:02 P.M.
STA stabber pleads guilty to murder
Donald Phillips, 40, was sentenced Tuesday to a little more than 28 years after pleading guilty to stabbing Sean Oie, 49, to death at the Spokane Transit Authority Plaza downtown …
TUESDAY, JUNE 24, 2014, 7:30 A.M.
Police investigating after body found in N. Idaho
LEWISTON, Idaho — A decomposed body near a crash site in North Idaho is being investigated as a homicide. Nez Perce Tribal Police officers found the body Friday after receiving …
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18, 2014
2012 Spokane killing involved gang members, records say
An argument between gang members who had served prison time together led to the December 2012 shooting death of 28-year-old David Brandon Deponte, according to court records released Tuesday. Police …
TUESDAY, JUNE 17, 2014, 9:25 A.M.
Police arrest woman tied to 2012 homicide
Police jailed a woman suspected of helping a man in connection with a 2012 homicide in the West Central neighborhood.
MONDAY, JUNE 16, 2014, 3:30 P.M.
Police have suspect in 2012 killing
Spokane Police say they have solved a 2012 West Central homicide.
FRIDAY, JUNE 13, 2014
STA stabbing suspect released on earlier charges
The homicide suspect in a fatal downtown stabbing on Saturday left jail last month after Spokane police did not file paperwork needed to hold him on a separate incident. Donald …
TUESDAY, JUNE 10, 2014
Suspect in fatal stabbing had been released from prison in April
Donald T. Phillips, who told police he fatally stabbed another man he thought was a drug dealer at the downtown bus plaza Saturday, had been released in April from a …
MONDAY, JUNE 9, 2014, 10:42 A.M.
Weekend stabbing victim identified
Sean Oie, 49, was stabbed once fatally in the chest and died Saturday afternoon in an incident at the STA bus plaza, authorities say.
UPDATED: SATURDAY, JUNE 7, 2014, 10:15 P.M.
Police say stabbing suspect knew victim
After a six-hour manhunt, which included a home-by-home search, Spokane police caught a suspect they believe fatally stabbed a man earlier in the day at the crowded Spokane Transit Authority …
SUNDAY, MAY 18, 2014
Case evidence in death of WWII veteran offers no new insight on motive
Digital files released this month in the case of two teens accused of beating to death an 88-year-old World War II veteran in Spokane last summer offer a compelling look …
SATURDAY, MAY 17, 2014
Suspect pleads guilty to role in killing
The first of seven suspects tied to the gruesome death of an alleged drug dealer and the kidnapping of his girlfriend pleaded guilty Friday. Joseph Gillespie, 34, will spend the …