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  • 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 …


  • West gets 50 years for eye gouging case

    A judge today gave convicted killer Michael L. West Jr. another 50 years in prison after he gouged out the eyes of a fellow prison inmate.


  • Spokane jury convicts in attack on inmate

    A jury found convicted killer Michael L. West Jr. guilty Tuesday of gouging out the eyes of a fellow prison inmate, ensuring that West will remain in prison for the …


  • Jury convicts West in eye gouging case

    A jury found convicted killer Michael L. West Jr. guilty today of gouging out the eyes of a fellow prison inmate, ensuring that West will remain in prison for the …


  • Killer claims insanity in gruesome prison attack

    Convicted killer Michael L. West Jr., now standing trial for gouging out the eyes of a fellow inmate, sat in a chair Tuesday with his hands cuffed to his waist …


  • Trial opens in gruesome eye-gouging attack

    Convicted killer Michael L. West Jr., now standing trial for gouging out the eyes of a fellow inmate, sat in a chair today with his hands cuffed to his waist …


  • Supreme Court upholds new Strine trial

    The Washington Supreme Court ruled today that a Spokane County judge was correct in ordering a new trial for Spokane stock broker who was charged with vehicular homicide for the …


  • Two acquitted in shooting at bar

    A Spokane County jury exonerated two Montana men Friday of a shooting last February inside the Oasis Tavern in Spokane Valley. While the jury found 30-year-old Jarrod E. Veilleux not …


  • Montana men not guilty in Valley shooting

    A Spokane County Jury today exonerated two Montana men in connection with a shooting last February inside the Oasis Tavern in Spokane Valley.


  • Trial begins in Spokane Valley shooting

    The trial of two men charged in connection with a shooting outside a Spokane Valley bar last February got under way today.


  • Medical marijuana dispenser’s conviction overturned

    The drug-trafficking convictions of the man who operated Spokane’s first medical marijuana dispensary were reversed Tuesday in a state Appeals Court ruling that also appears to clear the way for …


  • Stark sentenced to 25-year term for murder

    Standing before a judge Tuesday for the second time as a convicted killer, Shellye Stark received less than half her original 51-year sentence for shooting her husband in 2007. Superior …


  • Stark sentenced to 25 years for murdering husband

    Standing before a judge Tuesday for the second time as a convicted killer, Shellye Stark received less than half her original 51-year sentence for shooting her husband in 2007.


  • Stark convicted of murder in retrial

    Shellye Stark collapsed into her chair, muttering “Oh no, oh no,” as a jury convicted her Friday for the second time of first-degree murder for killing her estranged husband in …


  • New trial begins in fatal 2007 shooting

    Former online prostitute Shellye L. Stark arrived Tuesday at the Spokane County Courthouse for a rare second chance to convince a jury that she was simply defending herself in 2007 …


  • Court upends fines put on prosecutors

    The Washington Supreme Court has erased penalties levied against prosecutors who changed the date of a suspected robbery on the day the case was set for trial. The unanimous court …


  • Trial starts for two charged in shooting death

    The murder trial is under way of a man and woman charged in the shooting death late last year of a man who called police as he was dying from …


  • 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 …


  • 36 years ordered for killing

    A sentencing Monday brought together two troubled families, one grieving the loss of a beautiful girl who wanted to become a crime scene investigator and the other a family who …


  • Mother cleared in crash fatal to baby

    A vehicular homicide charge was dismissed Thursday against a Post Falls mother whose daughter was fatally injured five years ago while riding in an improperly installed car seat. Spokane County …


  • Judge rules Strandberg lawyer will also be defense witness

    A judge ruled Monday that defense attorney Chris Bugbee will continue to represent accused crossbow killer Cole K. Strandberg. But the lawyer now has an added job title: witness. Bugbee …


  • Hoopfest triggerman ordered to prison

    The triggerman in the Hoopfest shooting last summer has been sentenced to nearly nine years in prison after previously pleading guilty.


  • Pot dispensary owner sentenced

    Spokane medical marijuana dealer Scott Q. Shupe will avoid prison on drug-trafficking charges, at least for now. “In this case it was clear you didn’t intend to break the law, …


  • Judge says jury should determine murder suspect’s sanity

    A Spokane County jury will now decide whether Cole K. Strandberg should face life imprisonment or indefinite commitment to a mental institution after a judge concluded he was sane in …


  • Jury will decide mentally ill killer’s fate

    A Spokane County jury will now decide whether Cole K. Strandberg should face the prospect of life imprisonment or indefinite commitment to a mental institution after a judge concluded he …


  • Judge withholds judgment on Strandberg’s mental state on day of slaying

    A judge ruled late Tuesday that accused killer Cole K. Strandberg suffers from mental illness, but she withheld judgment whether he should be found not guilty by reason of insanity. …


  • Attorney says defendant was insane while killing

    Accused crossbow killer Cole K. Strandberg remains mostly docile and focused while on medications. But a psychologist testified Monday that Strandberg always keeps one foot in a mystical, imagined world …


  • Man accused of attorney threat

    A crime suspect’s angry courthouse outburst after a series of prosecution mixups involving the case against him has led to an unusual new charge and prompted authorities to bring in …


  • Carjacking assailant gets 160-month term

    Unable to complete sentences between tears, 56-year-old Donald Young explained how being shot in a botched carjacking last year “messed up” his life. The man responsible, Joseph P. Ellery, 31, …


  • Shooter in failed carjacking gets more than 13 years

    Unable to complete sentences between tears, 56-year-old Donald Young explained how being shot in a botched carjacking last year “messed up” his life. Joseph P. Ellery, 31, pleaded guilty Tuesday …

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