Stories tagged: homicide
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 17, 2012, 8:14 P.M.
Homicide victim’s daughter was suspected
Before a troubled teenager emerged as the prime suspect in a Spokane woman’s brutal riverbank slaying earlier this year, detectives had begun to suspect that the victim’s own daughter might …
MONDAY, OCT. 15, 2012, 6:48 A.M.
Fatal assault in Ferry County
REPUBLIC, Wash. — The Ferry County sheriff’s office says a man was fatally assaulted at a home Saturday near the town of Malo (MAL’-oh) in northeast Washington.
MONDAY, OCT. 15, 2012
In brief: Man arrested in fatal assault
Ferry County sheriff’s deputies have arrested a 32-year-old man in connection with the Saturday homicide of a Ferry County resident. Taken into custody was Morgan Christensen, whose most recent address …
SUNDAY, SEPT. 30, 2012, 3:01 P.M.
Person of interest in Days Inn shooting arrested
Kevin Heaton, 35, a person of interest in a fatal hotel shooting earlier this month, was arrested Friday on an unrelated drug warrant. He is being held in the Spokane …
THURSDAY, SEPT. 27, 2012, 4:12 P.M.
Accused killer pleads not guilty
Accused killer Avondre Graham pleaded not guilty today in Spokane County Superior Court to four charges stemming from attacks against three women. Graham is charged with second-degree murder, first-degree attempted …
THURSDAY, SEPT. 27, 2012
Teen admitted killing woman on trail, police say
A teenager Spokane police had long suspected in the May stabbing death of Sharlotte McGill admitted to killing her, court documents filed Wednesday revealed. While police suspected Avondre C. Graham, …
FRIDAY, SEPT. 21, 2012
Graham to face murder charge
Spokane police say they’ve caught a killer responsible for several violent attacks against women. Major crimes detectives requested prosecutors charge 17-year-old Avondre C. Graham with second-degree murder for the brutal …
THURSDAY, SEPT. 20, 2012
Prosecutor intends to try man again on murder charge
A man who had his first-degree murder conviction erased earlier this summer will remain in jail unless he can come up with a portion of his $500,000 bond that a …
SATURDAY, SEPT. 15, 2012
Man sought in fatal shooting
Spokane police were searching Friday for a person of interest in a deadly shooting Thursday morning at a downtown hotel. Kevin Heaton, 35, has an extensive criminal history and should …
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 5, 2012
Divers recover AK-47 connected to homicide
The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office dive team recovered what is believed to be a murder weapon Tuesday in the Spokane River. Authorities believe the AK-47 rifle was used to kill …
TUESDAY, SEPT. 4, 2012, 3:19 P.M.
Dive team recovers murder weapon from Spokane River
The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office dive team recovered what is believed to be a murder weapon in the Spokane River today.
MONDAY, AUG. 20, 2012
Body found on roadway in Valley
The body of a 25-year-old man was discovered Sunday morning in Spokane Valley, and Spokane Valley police are investigating the case as a homicide. Spokane County sheriff’s detectives believe they …
SUNDAY, AUG. 19, 2012, 3:24 P.M.
Spokane Valley death likely a homicide
Spokane Valley Police are investigating a body of a 25-year-old man discovered Sunday morning in Spokane Valley and are investigating the case as a homicide.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 15, 2012
In brief: Convicted killer gets 41 years
A serial bank robber has been sentenced to 41 years in prison for the 1992 murder of a Spokane Valley furniture store owner. Patrick Kevin Gibson, 60, was convicted of …
THURSDAY, AUG. 9, 2012
Affidavit: Suspect Arteaga formerly dated victim
A former scuba diving instructor accused of murder dated the victim for years and was described by her friends as violent and controlling, according to information released Wednesday. Daniel R. …
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, AUG. 8, 2012, 6:25 P.M.
Scuba instructor jailed on $1 million bond in murder case
A former scuba diving instructor arrested for murder dated the victim for years and was described by her friends as violent and controlling, according to information released Wednesday.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 8, 2012
Suspect arrested in New Year’s killing
A Spokane scuba-diving instructor romantically linked to a woman who was found shot to death on New Year’s Day has been arrested as a suspect in her killing. Daniel R. …
UPDATED: TUESDAY, AUG. 7, 2012, 5:44 P.M.
Scuba instructor arrested in woman’s murder
A Spokane diving instructor romantically linked to a woman who was shot to death on New Year’s Day has been arrested as a suspect in her murder.
TUESDAY, JULY 17, 2012
Murder case goes to judge
Patrick Kevin Gibson made big money robbing banks. A dozen gunpoint heists in the 1990s netted him $850,000. He was a professional robber who didn’t need to bother with a …
MONDAY, JUNE 11, 2012, 2:20 P.M.
TV host’s DNA sample delays Spokane murder trial
The last-minute discovery that a famous TV host and an actor handled a hat worn by a killer sought in Spokane since 1992 has temporary halted the trial of a …
MONDAY, JUNE 11, 2012
Idaho murderer scheduled to be executed on Tuesday
BOISE – More than a quarter century after Danette Elg’s mutilated body was found on a punctured waterbed in her bedroom, her family still declines to talk publicly about her …
SATURDAY, JUNE 9, 2012
TV host’s DNA at issue in Spokane County murder trial
The last-minute discovery that a famous TV show host and an actor handled a hat worn by a killer sought in Spokane County since 1992 could derail the trial of …
FRIDAY, JUNE 1, 2012
Man sentenced for killing dog with hammer
A Post Falls man who beat his dog with a hammer as his neighbor watched in horror has been sentenced to six months in jail. Calvin Franklin Palmer, 53, who …
THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2012
Killing suspect called ‘crazy’
Acquaintances of a man arrested in the shooting death of a transient in Spokane Valley told detectives he was dangerously unstable and often accused people at gunpoint of things they …
THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2012
Wenatchee man admits to killing teen
WENATCHEE – A Wenatchee man accused of killing a beauty school classmate has been sentenced to a little more than 14 years in prison under a plea deal. Thirty-one-year-old Christopher …
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, MAY 23, 2012, 3:38 P.M.
Witnesses in murder case said suspect was unstable
Acquaintances of a man arrested for the shooting death of another suspected methamphetamine user told detectives he was dangerously unstable and often accused people at gunpoint of things they did …
WEDNESDAY, MAY 23, 2012
Homicide suspect arrested
A suspect was arrested Tuesday in Spokane Valley for the May 12 shooting death of a 44-year-old man. Shane Caleb Smith, 38, is accused of killing Warren Scott Flinn, who …
UPDATED: TUESDAY, MAY 22, 2012, 6:21 P.M.
Man arrested for Spokane Valley homicide
A suspect was arrested today in Spokane Valley for the May 12 shooting death of a 44-year-old man.
TUESDAY, MAY 22, 2012
Woman found dead feared for safety
A 20-year-old woman found dead of what police say was significant trauma told a confidant days before she disappeared that she was worried and concerned for her safety. Kala Williams …
UPDATED: THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2012, 3 P.M.
Homicide probe begins after man dies
A man found badly assaulted on Sunday has died, and investigators are asking for help finding his killer.