Stories tagged: homicide
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 …
Wed., April 16, 2014
Daniel Arteaga murder trial begins this week
A murder trial begins this week for a former Spokane Valley scuba instructor accused of shooting dead a woman with whom he was having an affair. Daniel Arteaga, 42, has …
Sat., April 12, 2014
Arrest made in Carlile killing
Spokane police arrested 33-year-old Robby Wahrer on suspicion that he drove the getaway van in the December killing of South Hill businessman Doug Carlile. The arrest comes months after Wahrer …
Thu., April 10, 2014
Gerlach tells jurors he feared for his life
A year after fatally shooting Brendon Kaluza-Graham, who was speeding away in his SUV, Gail Gerlach told jurors the only thing he did wrong that day was mistake keys for …
Wed., April 9, 2014, 12:21 p.m.
Gail Gerlach testifies, saying he feared for his life
Gail Gerlach testified Wednesday morning that he fired his gun at a fleeing car thief because he thought he would be killed by the man. Brendon Kaluza-Graham was not armed …
Wed., April 9, 2014
Gail Gerlach’s wife says she feared SUV thief had gun
Sharon Gerlach feared for her husband’s life in the moments before he fired on the couple’s fleeing SUV, killing driver Brendon Kaluza-Graham. “I thought he was holding a gun, pointing …
Tue., April 8, 2014
Police say Gerlach’s sightline was impeded
Police detectives testified Monday that it would have been nearly impossible for Gail Gerlach to see a threatening gesture made inside his stolen vehicle, wrapping up the prosecution’s case in …
Thu., April 3, 2014, 5:17 p.m.
Medical examiner: Kaluza-Graham died within “moments” of being shot by Gerlach
Among those testifying in the Gail Gerlach manslaughter trial Thursday was Spokane County Medical Examiner Sally Aiken, who said Brendon Kaluza-Graham lost all motor function within moments of being shot …
Wed., April 2, 2014, 5:35 p.m.
Jurors hear 911 call on first day of Gerlach testimony
Moments after Gail Gerlach fatally shot Brendon Kaluza-Graham, he called 911 to report his truck had been stolen. As the dispatcher took his information, a breathless Gerlach interrupted her: “Honey, …
Wed., April 2, 2014
Testimony in Gerlach trial will start today
Eleven women and one man will decide if Gail Gerlach is guilty of manslaughter. After a day-and-a-half of questioning, attorneys for the prosecution and defense settled on 12 jurors and …
Sun., March 30, 2014
Gail Gerlach manslaughter trial begins this week
Gail Gerlach will go before a jury this week, facing up to a decade in prison on a manslaughter charge accusing him of shooting dead a man who had stolen …
Fri., March 28, 2014
Spokane man shot dead by police had drug-use history
A 30-year-old man shot and killed by Spokane police outside a home in northwest Spokane on Wednesday night had a history of drug use and was barred from owning a …
Thu., March 27, 2014, 4:16 p.m.
Robbery suspect shot dead by police identified
Stephen C. Corkery, 30, was identified by the Spokane County Medical Examiner as the man shot multiple times following a standoff in northwest Spokane on Wednesday.
Tue., March 18, 2014
Donna Perry denies her role in 1990 slayings
A woman suspected of killing three prostitutes in 1990 when she lived as a man in Spokane denies she committed the homicides as a woman, but hedged during an interrogation …
Mon., March 17, 2014, 11:08 a.m.
Lipinski pleads to manslaughter in 2004 slayings
A man serving a 30-year sentence after being convicted in the murder of his pregnant girlfriend in 2004 pleaded guilty to two counts of manslaughter last week, ending a protracted …
Sat., March 15, 2014
New details in Doug Carlile murder put more focus on suspect
A former employee provided details of a $20,000 bounty tied to the December killing of South Hill businessman Doug Carlile that have brought more focus on James Henrikson, the North …
Thu., Feb. 20, 2014, 1:35 p.m.
Teenager arrested in Moses Lake homicide
Michael Meier, 17, was arrested this morning without incident on suspicions he shot and killed 16-year-old Brandon Mende on Sunday, the Grant County Sheriff’s Office said.
Thu., Feb. 20, 2014
Mistrial declared in rehearing of 2004 double-homicide case
A jury deadlocked in the case of a man being retried on murder and manslaughter charges in the 2004 death of his pregnant girlfriend and unborn child. Spokane Superior Court …
Sat., Feb. 15, 2014
Shawn Vestal: Killers’ fates shows injustice of death penalty
It is not hard to understand why someone might want Robert Lee Yates Jr. to die. I want him to live, miserably, as long as possible. I want him to …
Sat., Feb. 8, 2014
Trial in WWII vet’s death nears, but mix-ups delay release of records
Errors in compiling and redacting more than a thousand pages and digital files of investigative material may keep the public from viewing records in the beating death of a World …
Sun., Jan. 26, 2014
Spokane-area officer-involved fatalities rose in 2013
Five men died last year at the hands of Spokane-area law enforcement, in actions ruled justified by prosecutors, after just a single fatal officer-involved incident the year before. Comparing Spokane …
Wed., Jan. 22, 2014
Prosecutors: Henrikson kept guns, frequented shooting range despite felonies
The North Dakota oil speculator accused of pulling the strings in a murder-for-hire plot to kill a South Hill man kept guns and frequented a nearby shooting range despite multiple …