Stories tagged: Judge Sam Cozza
Wed., July 3, 2013
Brothers plead guilty to multiple home break-ins
Brothers who steal together may get to stay together – for an extended period of time. Spokane brothers Donald G. Myhren, 31, and 27-year-old Dustin J. Myhren pleaded guilty Tuesday …
Wed., June 26, 2013, 6 p.m.
Family stabber gets a decade in prison
A Spokane man pleaded guilty today to stabbing his stepgrandfather and stepfather in two separate incidents in January and was sentenced to 10 years in prison.
Sat., June 8, 2013
Bounty hunter gets time served after guilty plea
Outlaw bounty hunter Dennis Kariores has been sentenced to time already served after pleading guilty to nine felonies in a case that originally had him charged with kidnapping. Kariores, 42, …
Fri., June 7, 2013, 4:41 p.m.
Outlaw bounty hunter released after plea
Outlaw bounty hunter Dennis Kariores has been sentenced to time already served after he was arrested in Florida, transported to Spokane and pleaded guilty to nine felonies stemming from a …
Sat., June 1, 2013
Man admits to grisly killing
A murderer pleaded guilty Friday for the machete-torture attack and killing of a Cheney man who was found in his burned car in 2011. Taylor J. Wolf, 22, pleaded guilty …
Wed., April 17, 2013, 6:11 p.m.
Federal judge details ordeal caused by burglar
Testifying as a victim, a federal judge today explained how a prolific South Hill burglar traumatized his family, forcing him night after night to explain to his young children that …
Fri., March 15, 2013
Another McDonald’s robber enters guilty plea
One of four suspects tied to two brazen robberies, including at a South Hill McDonald’s restaurant, pleaded guilty Thursday in a deal that could net him three years in prison. …
Tue., Nov. 20, 2012
Retired judge Robert Austin dies
Longtime local judge Robert Austin, who retired from Spokane Superior Court at the end of 2008, died Monday following an aortic aneurysm on Saturday. He was 68. Austin’s wife, Robin, …
Mon., Nov. 19, 2012, 4:58 p.m.
Longtime Spokane County judge dies
Longtime local judge Robert Austin, who retired from Spokane Superior Court at the end of 2008, died today following an aortic aneurysm on Saturday. He was 68.
Fri., Nov. 9, 2012
Liberian man sentenced in shooting
A Liberian national, who became a father and turned 22 this week, was sentenced Thursday to seven years in prison for a gang-related shooting in Spokane that left a 6-year-old …
Thu., Nov. 8, 2012, 2:33 p.m.
Gang shooter gets seven years, deportation
A Liberian national, who became a father and turned 22 this week, was sentenced today to seven years in prison for a gang-related shooting in Spokane from which 6-year-old girl …
Fri., June 15, 2012
Woman pleads guilty in kidnapping
The final of five defendants pleaded guilty Thursday to kidnapping in connection with a case where a woman was tied up in a Spokane hotel and had her head shaved …
Tue., Jan. 31, 2012
Reworked plea nets 60 days for shooter who missed kids
A man who fired several gunshots into a house, narrowly missing two toddlers, after a 2009 dispute over a dog accepted a plea bargain Monday that called for 60 days …
Wed., May 25, 2011
Witness refuses to testify
A man was sentenced to 22 months in prison Tuesday after reneging on his promise to testify in two shootings. Antonio E. Cook Jr., 29, previously pleaded guilty to third-degree …
Wed., Jan. 26, 2011, 2:35 p.m.
Jury exonerates sheriff’s detective
A jury today exonerated a Spokane County Sheriff’s detective who has been the subject of several excessive force complaints. The jury found unanimously for Spokane County in a case that …
Fri., Aug. 27, 2010, 4:26 p.m.
Gang member gets five years for assault with car
A gang member received more than five years in prison today after he was convicted earlier this week of using his car to assault a world-class bodybuilder.