Stories tagged: homicide
Fri., March 24, 2017, 10:18 a.m.
Caretaker, neighbor accused of setting Oregon woman on fire
Official say two northern Oregon women are facing several charges including murder after they were suspected of setting a woman on fire days before Christmas.
Thu., March 23, 2017, 9:39 a.m.
Oregon man gets two life sentences for killing roommates
A 21-year-old central Oregon man has been sentenced to two terms of life in prison without parole for the shooting deaths of his two roommates last year.
UPDATED: Wed., March 22, 2017, 8:53 a.m.
Political infighting between Spokane police, prosecutors, medical examiner leaves death investigations unsolved
A unusual dispute between investigators, prosecutors and the Spokane County Medical Examiner’s office regarding the findings of a 2012 autopsy has allowed a man linked to two Spokane killings to …
Tue., March 21, 2017, 9:14 a.m.
Prosecutors call for judge to step down from killing trial
Prosecutors are asking that a Kitsap County judge recuse herself from the trial of a man accused of strangling his girlfriend, saying she’s been talking about the case out of …
Sat., March 18, 2017
100 years in Spokane: Fire captain accused of murder cleared by jury
A jury took only two hours – including a dinner break – to find former Spokane Fire Capt. J.F. Grant not guilty of murdering Walter Layman.
Thu., March 16, 2017
100 years ago in Spokane: Judge allows jury to drink alleged whisky to determine if woman violated prohibition laws
A jury returned with verdict and a half-empty bottle of whisky in a liquor violation case.
Tue., March 14, 2017, 5:31 p.m.
Man sentenced to 17 years in prison for homicide
Michael E. Harmon, who pleaded guilty to killing an acquaintance of his in October 2014, was sentenced to 17 years in prison Wednesday.
Tue., March 14, 2017
100 years ago in Spokane: Wildly contradictory testimony emerges at murder trial of former fire captain
Wildly contradictory stories emerged in the trial of former Spokane fire captain J. F. Grant for the murder of Walter Layman. Two of those stories came from the same source: …
UPDATED: Thu., March 9, 2017, 6:33 p.m.
Suspect accused of killing Coeur d’Alene woman found dead
The man accused of killing a Coeur d’Alene resident Wednesday was found dead in a car on Bruss Road near Highway 53 Thursday afternoon.
Tue., March 7, 2017, 6:54 p.m.
After two sleeping homeless men were killed, Las Vegas police used a mannequin as bait
The similarities between two killings of homeless men in Las Vegas prompted police to set a trap: A mannequin, wrapped in blankets like a sleeping homeless man with his head …
UPDATED: Tue., March 7, 2017, 10:05 p.m.
Man accused in infant beating death posts bond
Joshua Mobley, who is accused of beating a 10-month-old baby to death, posted bond Tuesday afternoon.
Tue., March 7, 2017, 12:11 p.m.
Bellingham man held on $500,000 bail in roommate’s death
A Bellingham man has been accused of beating his roommate to death and leaving him on their front lawn.
Tue., March 7, 2017, 8:44 a.m.
Police arrest two in case of man who vanished 34 years ago
Authorities say a Sultan man and Leavenworth woman have been arrested in the death of a man who disappeared 34 years ago.
Fri., March 3, 2017, 11:11 a.m.
Gooding man accepts plea deal in son-in-law’s shooting
A Gooding man accused of fatally shooting his son-in-law has accepted a plea agreement.
Fri., March 3, 2017, 8:43 a.m.
Woodland triple homicide suspect won’t get death penalty
Prosecutors say they will not seek the death penalty against a man accused in a Woodland triple homicide and attempted jail escape.
Thu., March 2, 2017, 12:11 p.m.
FBI to review case of Muslim teen found hanging from tree in Washington
The FBI says it will review a case in which a black, Muslim teenager was found hanging from a tree in Washington state.
Thu., March 2, 2017, 10:12 a.m.
MS-13 gang members indicted in slayings of 3 New York teens
Federal agents said Thursday that they have caught the members of a violent street gang who killed three teenagers last year, including two girls who were inseparable best friends at …
Wed., March 1, 2017, 9:27 a.m.
Idaho man denies killing fiancee, trial set for July
A 39-year-old man accused of strangling his fiancee and burying her beneath their Bonneville county home is denying he’s responsible for her death.
Tue., Feb. 28, 2017, 1:58 p.m.
Sessions says murder uptick threatens progress on crime
Attorney General Jeff Sessions painted a grim vision of violence in America on Tuesday, telling state law enforcement officials that a recent uptick in murders threatens to undo decades of …
Tue., Feb. 28, 2017, 7:57 a.m.
Coulee City twin pleads not guilty in stabbing
A Coulee City teenager who is accused of fatally stabbing his twin brother is maintaining his innocence. Shawn Wachter, 17, of Coulee City, pleaded not guilty on Monday in Grant …
Mon., Feb. 27, 2017, 10:11 a.m.
Uncle of boy killed over missing birthday cake gets 10 years
The uncle of a 9-year-old boy who was fatally beaten over a missing piece of birthday cake has been sentenced to 10 years imprisonment for handcuffing him to a chair …
Thu., Feb. 23, 2017, 2:41 p.m.
Homicides in Chicago outpacing last year after deadliest day so far in 2017
Homicides are now outpacing last year in Chicago after the city experienced its deadliest day so far this year, according to data kept by the Chicago Tribune.
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 21, 2017, 6:37 p.m.
Detectives searching for motorist who may have information on Bret Snow’s murder
Detectives are looking for one or more motorists who stopped to help a man driving a blue 1998 Ford Ranger with a canopy in the area of Prairie Avenue between …
Thu., Feb. 16, 2017, 11:21 a.m.
Death penalty considered for men accused of shooting teen
Prosecutors are considering seeking the death penalty against two Buhl men accused of killing a high school student last year.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 15, 2017, 5:28 p.m.
Police: Bodies found in Indiana are those of missing girls
Two bodies found along a northern Indiana stream are those of two teenage girls who went missing Monday and their deaths are being investigated as homicides, authorities said on Wednesday.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 15, 2017, 10:34 a.m.
6 dead, at least 6 wounded in Chicago shootings
Six people, including a 2-year-old boy and his uncle, were killed and at least six other people were wounded in shootings across Chicago during an 18-hour period from Tuesday morning …
Wed., Feb. 8, 2017, 1:17 p.m.
Montana court upholds conviction in German student’s death
The Montana Supreme Court has upheld the deliberate homicide conviction of a Missoula man for shooting a German exchange student in his garage.
Wed., Feb. 8, 2017, 12:14 p.m.
Mom pleads guilty in son’s birthday cake beating death
A Maryland woman pleaded guilty Wednesday to first-degree child abuse in the 2015 beating death of her 9-year-old son over a missing piece of birthday cake.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 8, 2017, 10:50 p.m.
Grant County suspect in ‘execution-style’ killing appears in court
An undocumented immigrant charged in the execution-style killing of a Grant County woman – found shot to death last December with a cardboard sign attached to her back with a …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 3, 2017, 8:56 p.m.
Investigators: $60,000 in cash, pot plants at site of quadruple homicide
Investigators say they found about $60,000 in cash and 33 mature marijuana plants at a Kitsap County property where three victims of a quadruple homicide were found in a burning …