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  • Colville man wins high court appeal

    A Colville man imprisoned as an “armed career criminal” earned a victory in the U.S. Supreme Court Thursday when eight justices agreed a burglary conviction in the 1970s should not …


  • UPDATED: Thu., June 20, 2013, 9:35 a.m.

    Supreme Court rules in favor of former Colville man

    Matthew Descamps, 56, is eligible for re-sentencing after the Supreme Court ruled a lower court erred in defining him as an “armed career criminal.” His defense was handled by Spokane …


  • Spokane attorney to argue before U.S. Supreme Court

    The day in 1978 when Matthew R. Descamps broke into the CentroMart in Stockton, Calif., the man who would later argue for his freedom was settling into his second year …


  • Descamps’ record dates to 1976 armed robbery

    The man who prompted the appeal that will be heard next month before the U.S. Supreme Court has a criminal history spanning 36 years. Matthew R. Descamps, 55, is imprisoned …