Stories tagged: homicide
Thu., Oct. 9, 2014
Police investigate woman seen at homicide victim’s residence
Police are investigating a woman seen in the apartment of homicide victim Richard W. Whipple before he died last week. A search warrant has been filed seeking the DNA of …
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 6, 2014, 4:01 p.m.
Oregon authorities find teens tied to Okanogan slaying
Okanogan County authorities are looking for two teenagers who lived in a home where a man was found dead late Sunday, according to a news release.
Wed., Oct. 1, 2014
Airway Heights man to appeal sentence in son’s slaying
An Airway Heights father convicted of murder in the shooting death of his son is appealing his seven-year prison sentence. Spokane Superior Court Judge Kathleen O’Connor sentenced Mark Cavazos, 55, …
Tue., Sept. 30, 2014
Guilty plea in Nine Mile Falls murder case
The 28-year-old man who killed his girlfriend and then attempted to dispose of her body using a weak acid will spend 14 years in prison if a judge accepts the …
Mon., Sept. 29, 2014, 11:02 a.m.
Hart pleads guilty to murder in acid slaying
Jason Hart pleaded guilty Monday to strangling Regan Jolley and then attempting to dispose of her body using acid.
Fri., Sept. 26, 2014
Maher’s plea deal draws disbelief
The grief of three families spilled out of a Spokane courtroom Thursday as 17-year-old Preston Maher pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide in the deaths of his University High School classmates …
Tue., Sept. 23, 2014
Jim Kershner’s this day in history
From our archives, 100 years ago Esther Elven, 25, woke up in her room at the Garni Hotel and discovered two men beside her, one dead and one dying.
Thu., Sept. 18, 2014
Charges filed in murder-for-hire plots tied to Bakken oil dealings
Five men who investigators believe were involved in murder-for-hire plots emanating from North Dakota’s oilfields were charged Wednesday in federal court in Spokane. A sixth, the alleged mastermind of the …
Wed., Sept. 17, 2014, 11:16 a.m.
Six men indicted in alleged Doug Carlile murder-for-hire scheme
Six men have been indicted on murder-for-hire charges in the deaths of Doug Carlile and Kristopher Clarke. The alleged ringleader, James Henrikson, has ties to the oil industry in North …
Tue., Sept. 16, 2014, 9:23 a.m.
Victim, suspects ID’d in Pateros homicide investigation
A 28-year-old man from Pateros was killed when a fight turned deadly over the weekend, Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers said.
Mon., Sept. 15, 2014, 9:20 a.m.
Four suspects arrested in Pateros slaying
Four people were arrested early today after a body was found Sunday at a boat launch near Pateros. Investigators believe the slaying was the result of a fight between the …
Wed., Sept. 10, 2014, 8:08 a.m.
Ephrata woman died of wounds to chest, neck
An autopsy has found Lucille Moore, 82, died of sharp wounds to the neck and chest. She was found dead in her Ephrata home Monday by police.
Wed., Sept. 10, 2014
CdA teen’s lawyer wants confession of killings tossed
The attorney defending a Coeur d’Alene teenager accused of killing his father and brother has asked a judge to suppress all statements the boy made to police after his arrest, …
Tue., Sept. 9, 2014, 10:57 a.m.
82-year-old woman killed in her Ephrata home
EPHRATA, Wash. — Police now say the death of an 82-year-old Ephrata woman was a homicide. The body of Lucille A. Moore was found Monday morning at her home.
Tue., 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 …
Sat., 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 …
Wed., 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 …
Tue., 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.
Thu., 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, …
Wed., 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.
Tue., 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 …
Wed., 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 …
Tue., 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 …
Tue., 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 …
Wed., 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 …
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 …
Fri., 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 …
Wed., 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.
Wed., 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 …
Thu., 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 …