Stories tagged: insanity
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 25, 2017, 8:02 p.m.
Oregon killer says marijuana use might have played role
A man found guilty by reason of insanity in the stabbing death of Ashland partygoer now says marijuana use might have contributed to psychotic delusions.
Fri., June 2, 2017, 12:35 p.m.
Oregon man committed to mental hospital after bias crime
An Oregon man who authorities say attacked a restaurant employee with a pipe while calling the worker a terrorist has been found guilty by reason of insanity.
Thu., Dec. 1, 2016
100 years ago in Montana: Defense continues to make case for insanity in Spokane woman’s murder trial
From our archive, 100 years ago Testimony continued about the disturbed state of mind of Miss Edith Colby, on trial for murder in Thompson Falls, Montana.
Sat., Sept. 24, 2016
100 years ago in Spokane: Juror defends his not guilty vote in murder trial
From our archives, 100 years ago The jury in the Alfonso Pansieri murder trial failed to reach a verdict, after a lone juror, J.M. Rice, refused to go along with …
Fri., Sept. 23, 2016
100 years ago in Spokane: Woman who assisted robber sentenced to 2 years in prison
From our archives, 100 years ago Mrs. Emma McCambridge, 20, was sentenced to two years in the penitentiary for luring a fruit stand owner into the woods, where he was …
Thu., Sept. 22, 2016
100 years ago in Spokane: Defendent falls asleep at his murder trial
From our archives, 100 years ago Alfonzo Pansieri fell asleep at his own trial for murdering a millinery store owner. The judge ordered the court clerk to try to keep …
Fri., June 17, 2016
100 years ago in Spokane: Tragic murder mystery claimed another victim
One of Spokane’s tragic murder mysteries was turning even more tragic. Mrs. Charlotte Farquhar had lost her reason ever since her son Clarence was shot by an unknown person while …
Sat., Oct. 3, 2015
100 years ago in Spokane: As Spokane prepared to go dry, Des Moines proclaimed prohibition a success
The Spokesman-Review sent a correspondent to Des Moines, Iowa, to explore the question: What will Spokane be like without saloons?
Sat., Aug. 29, 2015
Jim Kershner’s this day in history
From our archives, 100 years ago Two unusual legal questions confronted Judge J. Stanley Webster: Was young M.C. Parsons sane? And was his recent marriage legal?
Fri., June 5, 2015
Jim Kershner’s this day in history
From our archives, 100 years ago How important were the railroads in 1915 Spokane?
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, …
Thu., Nov. 22, 2012
Alleged killer led man to body
An Eastern State Hospital patient approached an employee making his rounds in the middle of the night. “I murdered someone,” the patient told the employee, according to court documents, “but …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 21, 2012, 5:50 p.m.
Eastern state employee: Suspect guided him to body
A woman accused of killing a fellow patient at Eastern State Hospital Tuesday pleaded not guilty in court today.
Mon., July 30, 2012, 8:12 a.m.
Colorado shooting suspect to be formally charged
DENVER — Launching a case that legal analysts expect to be dominated by arguments over the defendant’s sanity, Colorado prosecutors plan to file formal charges Monday against James Eagan Holmes, …
Thu., June 21, 2012, 8:19 a.m.
Prosecutors request mass murderer be institutionalized
OSLO, Norway — Prosecutors today asked a court to send confessed mass killer Anders Behring Breivik to a mental institution instead of prison for his massacre of 77 people in …
Sat., Oct. 3, 2009
‘Guilty but mentally ill’ might be costly
OLYMPIA – Changing Washington law to allow criminal defendants to be found guilty but mentally ill probably wouldn’t have much effect on the state mental hospital system, a state official …
Wed., July 15, 2009, 4:16 p.m.
HIV-positive assault suspect may plead insanity
A man accused of having sex with two men without telling them he has the virus that causes HIV is considering pleading insanity.