Stories tagged: Jack Driscoll
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 29, 2018, 11:58 p.m.
Daughter of deputy prosecutor charged with making bomb, death threats
The daughter of a prominent Spokane County prosecutor was charged Monday with threatening to bomb and kill co-workers at a Spokane day care.
Tue., Nov. 15, 2016, 6:38 p.m.
Murry triple-murder trial set to begin Wednesday
A jury of eight women and four men has been selected to hear the case against 31-year-old Roy H. Murry, who faces three counts of aggravated murder in connection to …
Fri., Sept. 25, 2015
Friends, families gather to honor homicide victims on national day
The friends and families of homicide victims gathered for a vigil Thursday evening, passing a box of tissues around the room as they spoke one by one, choking back tears. …
Thu., Aug. 29, 2013
James Rogers’ family questions death investigation
The shots that ended a standoff two years ago on the lower South Hill continue to create a wide chasm between how a grieving family and law enforcement investigators view …
Thu., Aug. 1, 2013, 5:22 p.m.
Officer accused of harassment won’t face charges
Spokane Police Officer Jeff Graves did not commit any law violations stemming from complaints from a former lover who claimed he had stalked and harassed her, prosecutors have concluded.
Wed., July 24, 2013
Convicted murderer wins new trial for 2004 killings
A Cheney man convicted of killing his pregnant girlfriend by pushing her out of a moving car has won a new trial. State appeals court judges ruled Tuesday that attorneys …
Wed., June 12, 2013
Spokane officer subject of inquiry resigns from force
A Spokane police officer under internal investigation resigned Tuesday, the same day the investigation into allegations that he stalked and harassed a woman was turned over to prosecutors to determine …
Fri., May 31, 2013
Officials, mum on cop, let felon off
A gun charge against an outlaw biker – considered so dangerous that Spokane police last year called in a SWAT team to apprehend him on an unrelated assault charge – …
Sun., May 12, 2013
Sons criticize investigation of mother’s homicide
The lives of a Deer Park family are about to be thrust salaciously into the public spotlight. Clay D. Starbuck, a former pipeline worker with no criminal record, is fighting …
Sun., March 31, 2013
Legal questions surround shooting of car thief
Legal experts generally agree Washington state law prohibits opening fire on someone stealing your car. But as the investigation into last week’s fatal shooting of an auto thief in north …
Sat., Jan. 19, 2013
Suspect shot dead had back wounds
A kidnapping suspect shot and killed by Spokane County deputies last summer suffered two gunshot wounds to the back, new documents show. Spokane County prosecutors are still reviewing whether the …
Thu., Nov. 15, 2012
Spokane County won’t take legal action on pot cases
Spokane County prosecutors are following colleagues from King, Pierce and Clark counties in saying they will no longer prosecute adults 21 and older for possession of less than an ounce …
Wed., Nov. 14, 2012, 4:03 p.m.
Spokane County reverses, pot now legal
It’s legal. After taking more time to review the new law, Spokane County prosecutors are now following colleagues from King, Pierce and Clark counties in saying they will no longer …
Thu., May 31, 2012
Trial begins in 1992 robbery, homicide
The lengthy trial of a convicted robber began this week after DNA linked the registered sex offender to a fake beard worn during the killing of a Spokane Valley business …
Wed., May 30, 2012, 12:52 p.m.
1992 murder trial begins against sex offender
The lengthy trial of a convicted robber has begun this week after DNA linked the registered sex offender with a fake beard used during the killing of a Spokane Valley …
Tue., May 22, 2012, 10:59 a.m.
Prosecutors intend to try Brian Moore again
Spokane County proseuctors have decided to pursue a second trial against a Southern California man charged with first-degree murder by accomplice, setting up what could be the fourth major trial …
Tue., May 22, 2012
Jury’s deadlock leads to mistrial
A judge declared a mistrial Monday in the case of a Southern California man charged with first-degree murder by accomplice in the 2007 shooting death of his girlfriend’s husband. The …
Sat., May 19, 2012
Trimble sentenced for 1986 murder
A life of crime likely ended Friday as a Spokane judge sentenced a man to 17 years in prison for the brutal beating, rape and slaying of a woman on …
Fri., May 18, 2012, 6:15 p.m.
1986 cold case murder suspect pleads guilty
A life of crime likely ended today as a Spokane judge sentenced a man to 17 years in prison for the brutal beating, rape and slaying of a 62-year-old woman …
Tue., May 8, 2012, 5:37 p.m.
Prosecutor compiling list of discredited officers
Spokane law enforcement officials for the first time are compiling a list of officers and deputies who have a record of lying or who have been discredited while doing their …
Sat., March 31, 2012
Feds dispute misconduct allegations in Zehm case
The U.S. attorney’s office on Friday said allegations of prosecutorial misconduct by a forensic videographer – charges that have indefinitely stalled the sentencing of former Spokane police Officer Karl F. …
Sat., March 17, 2012
Beating suspect likely to face murder charges
Spokane County prosecutors are expected to file murder charges against an 18-year-old man suspected in the beating death of a 65-year-old retired principal who was trying to break up an …
Fri., Nov. 11, 2011, 7:01 p.m.
Tucker still mum on further action in Zehm case
Ten days after a jury convicted Officer Karl F. Thompson Jr. in federal court, Spokane County Prosecutor Steve Tucker has given no indication that he will move forward in state …
Sat., April 16, 2011
Convictions in doubt over juror questioning
Spokane County prosecutors are eagerly awaiting a ruling that is expected to have statewide implications and may cause the retrial of at least two local murder cases. The Washington Supreme …
Wed., April 6, 2011
Shawn Vestal: Shoplifting sentence puts eye on prosecutors
Justice is blind, they say. And sometimes it’s dumb. Take the case of the $163 shoplifter and the 799-day prosecution. The overworked Spokane County Prosecutor’s Office overcharged a young woman …
Sat., Jan. 22, 2011
Deputy won’t face charges in shooting
A Spokane County Sheriff’s Office deputy won’t face criminal charges in the shooting death of a 74-year-old Spokane Valley pastor, a decision Prosecutor Steve Tucker says came down to this …
Fri., Jan. 21, 2011, 12:23 p.m.
Deputy won’t be charged in shooting death of pastor
Spokane County Prosecutor Steve Tucker has decided not to file criminal charges against the deputy who shot 74-year-old pastor Wayne Scott Creach during a confrontation last August in Spokane Valley.
Sun., Jan. 9, 2011
Woman can’t shake felony’s impact
Kristin Bell had what she calls a moment of weakness that has turned into a 2 1/2-year legal nightmare and forced her to give up a dream of ever working …
Thu., Nov. 11, 2010
Ruling upholds online sex sting
The Washington Supreme Court, in a three-way opinion, has upheld the conviction of a man who tried to have sex with a 13-year-old girl he’d met online who really was …
Tue., Nov. 2, 2010
Murder suspect fights return from Montana
A murder suspect who is a person of interest in at least three other Spokane slayings in the mid-1980s is fighting extradition from Montana. Gary L. Trimble, 62, is in …