Stories tagged: homicide
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 …
Wed., 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 …
Thu., 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 …
Wed., 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: Tue., 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 …
Tue., 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 …
Wed., 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 …
Tue., 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.
Mon., June 16, 2014, 3:30 p.m.
Police have suspect in 2012 killing
Spokane Police say they have solved a 2012 West Central homicide.
Fri., 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 …
Tue., 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 …
Mon., 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: Sat., 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 …
Sun., 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 …
Sat., 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 …
Fri., May 16, 2014, 6:01 p.m.
First of 7 pleads guilty in connection to gruesome homicide
The first of seven suspects tied to the gruesome death of an alleged drug dealer and the kidnapping of his girlfriend pleaded guilty Friday.
Fri., May 9, 2014, 2:07 p.m.
Bond lowered for co-defendant in WWII vet’s slaying
A judge lowered 17-year-old Kenan Adams-Kinard’s bail to $1 million in the alleged robbing and slaying of 88-year-old Delbert Belton in north Spokane last year.
Thu., May 1, 2014
Police name Jeremy Arnold as homicide suspect they fatally shot
The man police shot and killed Tuesday afternoon in front of news reporters and witnesses was Jeremy Arnold, a 37-year-old with a troubled background who investigators suspected had stabbed and …
UPDATED: Wed., April 30, 2014, 2:01 p.m.
Man killed by police had violent past
The man shot and killed by police outside the scene of an apparent homicide has a lengthy criminal history, but was also credited with leading authorities to his stranded girlfriend …
Wed., April 30, 2014
Spokane police kill suspect outside home where body is found
Spokane police investigating a homicide at a north Spokane home Tuesday shot and killed a man in front of news reporters and other witnesses after he drove his blue pickup …
UPDATED: Tue., April 29, 2014, 2:53 p.m.
Officer-involved shooting at scene of possible homicide
Spokane police shot and killed a man at the scene of a suspicious death in north Spokane.
Tue., April 29, 2014
Two charged in death of woman found in trunk
The 51-year-old woman found dead in the trunk of her car last week on the South Hill may have been inside for weeks while her daughter and boyfriend tried to …
UPDATED: Mon., April 28, 2014, 11:31 a.m.
Homicide victim found in trunk identified
Latanya Clara Chapin, 51, was found dead of head and neck injuries in the trunk of a car last week, according to the Spokane County Medical Examiner.
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 …