Stories tagged: Judge Tari Eitzen
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., March 13, 2013, 4:59 p.m.
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.
Wed., Feb. 27, 2013
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 …
Tue., Feb. 26, 2013, 5:27 p.m.
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 …
Wed., Feb. 20, 2013
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 …
Tue., Feb. 19, 2013, 4:30 p.m.
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 …
Thu., Jan. 31, 2013, 4:18 p.m.
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 …
Sat., Jan. 19, 2013
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 …
Fri., Jan. 18, 2013, 2:53 p.m.
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.
Wed., Jan. 9, 2013, 4 p.m.
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.
Wed., Dec. 12, 2012
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 …
Wed., Oct. 3, 2012
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 …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 2, 2012, 3:45 p.m.
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.
Sat., Sept. 22, 2012
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 …
Wed., Sept. 12, 2012
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 …
Fri., Aug. 24, 2012
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 …
Fri., June 22, 2012
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 …
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., Sept. 13, 2011
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 …
Fri., May 27, 2011
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 …
Tue., May 24, 2011
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 …
Wed., April 13, 2011, 12:29 p.m.
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.
Wed., April 13, 2011
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, …
Fri., Feb. 18, 2011
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 …
Thu., Feb. 17, 2011, 1:55 p.m.
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 …
Wed., Feb. 16, 2011
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. …
Tue., Feb. 15, 2011
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 …
Wed., Jan. 12, 2011
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 …
Wed., Nov. 24, 2010
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, …
Tue., Nov. 23, 2010, 6:46 p.m.
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 …