Stories tagged: McNeil Island
Sun., Feb. 12, 2017, midnight
100 years ago in Spokane: Decade-old murder mystery solved when convict who escaped two federal prisons shot by Spokane fire captain
The shooting of Walter Layman at the hands of a jealous husband in Spokane set in motion an investigation revealed a far deeper mystery – one that “would make a …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 1, 2017, 7:07 p.m.
Jury sets convicted rapist Terrance Laramie free after civil commitment trial
A jury on Wednesday handed convicted rapist Terrance Laramie another chance at freedom, ruling that he no longer meets the definition of a sexually violent predator and thus should not …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 1, 2017, 11:17 a.m.
Jury to decide if serial rapist should be committed to McNeil Island after he broke court rules by having consensual sex
A convicted rapist who broke the rules of his prison release by having a consensual sexual relationship with a woman he’d met at Alcoholics Anonymous meetings could spend the rest …
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 13, 2016, 6:35 p.m.
Sex offender released from McNeil Island moves to Spokane
A Level II sex offender with an extensive history of breaking into women’s homes has been released from McNeil Island and has listed a home address in the 800 block …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 30, 2015, midnight
100 years ago in Spokane: Streetcar robber escapes, shot by police
From our archives, 100 years ago Fred Johnson, dangerous desperado, escaped from the Spokane County Courthouse and ran to the Spokane River, where armed officers eventually pulled him, bleeding and …
Sat., March 7, 2015, midnight
Bill would block release of sex predators who refuse treatment
OLYMPIA – Sexually violent predators who don’t take part in prescribed treatment could not be released from the Special Commitment Center on McNeil Island under a bill approved overwhelmingly by …
Sat., Jan. 10, 2015, midnight
Kevin Coe’s attacker accused of new assault at McNeil Island
OLYMPIA – A resident at the state’s Special Commitment Center for sex offenders who once tried to kill Kevin Coe now faces the prospect of life imprisonment for attacking another …
Fri., Jan. 9, 2015, 12:15 p.m.
Sex offender attacks another resident at McNeil Island
OLYMPIA – A resident at the state’s Special Commitment Center for sex offenders who once gained notoriety for trying to kill Kevin Coe now faces the prospect of life imprisonment …
Tue., Nov. 18, 2014, midnight
Spokane sex offender to be held indefinitely at McNeil Island
A man with a history of sex offenses was named a sexually violent predator by a Spokane County jury Monday and will be held indefinitely on a civil commitment at …
Sat., Aug. 30, 2014, midnight
Man deemed sexually violent
A Spokane jury this week denied the release of a 54-year-old man with a history of violent sex crimes, the Washington state Attorney General’s Office said Friday. Scott Halvorson was …
Thu., July 8, 2010, midnight
Center releases sex predator
The second man to be sent to Washington’s commitment center for sex predators has been released after nearly 20 years.
Tue., Oct. 6, 2009, 12:58 p.m.
Sex offender treatment center patient loses appeal
An 18-year legal battle over the Special Commitment Center for sexual predators on McNeil Island, where Kevin Coe lives, has come to an end.
Thu., Sept. 17, 2009, 10:59 a.m.
More child porn found at sex offender center
SEATTLE — More residents of Washington’s Special Commitment Center for sex offenders have been indicted on federal charges of child pornography.
Thu., March 19, 2009, midnight
McNeil prison improves protocols
McNEIL ISLAND, Wash. – An investigation of an escape attempt by a convicted child molester from the McNeil Island state prison revealed a string of mistakes, confusion and chaos and …
Fri., Oct. 17, 2008, midnight
Jury shuts door on Coe
Kevin Coe is a dangerous sexual predator who should be locked away indefinitely on an island in Puget Sound, a jury ruled Thursday. The verdict came quickly – jurors deliberated …