Stories tagged: murder trial
Thu., Nov. 2, 2017, 11:20 a.m.
Montana court rules man was mentally fit for murder trial
The Montana Supreme Court ruled unanimously that the man who helped kill a Montana teacher in 2012 was mentally competent when he pleaded guilty.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 18, 2017, 10:35 p.m.
Jury convicts ex-Oklahoma police officer in 4th murder trial
A white former Oklahoma police officer was convicted of first-degree manslaughter late Wednesday in the off-duty fatal shooting of his daughter’s black boyfriend after jurors in three previous trials couldn’t …
Sat., Oct. 7, 2017, 9:25 a.m.
Issue of race is again a focus in ex-cop’s 4th murder trial
Three hung juries in the case of a white former Oklahoma police officer charged with fatally shooting his daughter’s black boyfriend had one thing in common besides unwillingness to convict: …
Thu., May 11, 2017
100 years ago in Pullman: As men head to front lines of World War I, enrollment dips at Washington State
College authorities were alarmed at the exodus of young men from the campuses of Washington State College (now WSU), the University of Washington, and the University of Idaho. This was …
Mon., April 17, 2017, 3:05 p.m.
One brother sentenced in rural Washington couple’s killings
A man who admitted to helping his brother hide the bodies of a rural Washington couple has been sentenced to 14 months in prison.
Sat., March 18, 2017
100 years in Spokane: Fire captain accused of murder cleared by jury
A jury took only two hours – including a dinner break – to find former Spokane Fire Capt. J.F. Grant not guilty of murdering Walter Layman.
Fri., Jan. 27, 2017
100 years ago in Spokane: Girlfriend defends convicted murderer; police suggest she may face ‘unlawful cohabitation’ charge
Convicted murderer Robert A. Hood and his live-in girlfriend, Vivian “Alaska Vivian” Tozier, issued separate statements forcefully denying that Hood was guilty of murdering Margaret Braun. “I never knew anything …
Wed., Jan. 25, 2017
100 years ago in Spokane: Defense of man accused of murdering hotel landlady raises suspicions about hotel tenant
Gawkers filled the courtroom to capacity for the murder trial of Robert A. Hood, accused of murdering hotel landlady Margaret Braun — and were rewarded with plenty of sensational testimony. …
Wed., Nov. 30, 2016
100 years ago in Montana: Mother of Spokane politician on trial for murder reveals ‘family secrets’
From our archive, 100 years ago The prosecution and the defense agreed on many of the relevant facts in the murder trial of Miss Edith Colby, a former candidate for …
UPDATED: Tue., May 31, 2016, 12:50 p.m.
‘Shield’ actor Michael Jace convicted of murdering wife
A jury on Tuesday convicted an actor who played a police officer on TV of second-degree murder in the shooting death of his wife that was partially witnessed by their …
Wed., May 25, 2016, 11:23 a.m.
Man found not criminally responsible for 2014 Calgary stabbing rampage
A Canadian man was found not criminally responsible Wednesday for killing five people in a 2014 stabbing rampage.
Wed., Jan. 20, 2016, 1:03 p.m.
Eldon Samuel trained to kill zombies, mother testifies in trial
The father of Coeur d’Alene teenager Eldon Samuel III showed the boy how to use weapons from a young age and also trained him to prepare for a “zombie apocalypse,” …
Fri., Jan. 15, 2016, 1:05 p.m.
CdA teen tells police he thought about killing brother for ‘a while’
Eldon Gale Samuel III told police detectives he had contemplated killing his younger brother Jonathan for “a while” and also said,
Wed., Jan. 13, 2016, 12:33 p.m.
Zombie paranoia, abuse fueled Coeur d’Alene slayings, lawyer says
The parents of Eldon Gale Samuel III were abusive drug addicts constantly on the move in California, leaving their son to care for his autistic brother 11 months his junior. …
Sun., Jan. 10, 2016, 8:13 p.m.
Trial begins for Idaho teen accused of killing father, brother
Eldon Gale Samuel III goes on trial for murder this week in Coeur d’Alene. He is accused of killing his father and younger brother in March 2014.
Wed., March 25, 2015
Jim Kershner’s This Day in History
From our archives, 100 years ago Charles H. Moyer, the president of the Western Federation of Miners, was present at the birth of the Wobblies (the Industrial Workers of the …
Thu., Jan. 22, 2015
Delay sought in Coeur d’Alene juvenile’s murder trial
The lawyer for a Coeur d’Alene juvenile accused of murdering two family members asked a judge Wednesday for a delay in the trial, which is scheduled to start March 2. …
Wed., Sept. 17, 2014, 7:27 a.m.
Jury starts deliberations in N. Idaho murder trial
MOSCOW, Idaho — A jury has started deliberations in the first-degree murder trial of a northern Idaho man accused of strangling his estranged wife and dumping her body into the …
Wed., April 23, 2014, 3:24 p.m.
Jury convicts Arteaga of murder
A Spokane jury convicted former scuba instructor Daniel Arteaga of murdering former girlfriend and understudy Kimberly Schmidt.
Fri., March 14, 2014
No death penalty in Carlile slaying case
A Spokane judge pushed back the trial for the alleged triggerman in the December shooting death of Doug Carlile, as prosecutors dropped pursuit of the death penalty and requested more …
Tue., Oct. 22, 2013
Lawyer: Confession was forced
MIAMI – The circumstances of a confession by the man accused of shooting Washington Redskins star Sean Taylor in 2007 is at the center of that man’s murder trial. A …
Wed., Aug. 14, 2013
Shannon Johnson murder trial begins
Attorneys kicked off a two-week murder trial Tuesday by describing two completely different scenarios stemming from the same New Year’s Eve shooting in a north Spokane convenience store that left …
Mon., July 15, 2013, 12:05 p.m.
Zimmerman trial protesters aim to keep up momentum
NEW YORK — Thousands of demonstrators from across the country — chanting, praying and fighting tears — protested a jury’s decision to clear neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman in the …
Mon., June 24, 2013, 8:12 a.m.
George Zimmerman’s murder trial begins
SANFORD, Fla. — George Zimmerman’s defense attorneys said in opening statements that the neighborhood watch volunteer fatally shot Trayvon Martin in self-defense. Defense attorney Don West told jurors Monday that …
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.
Fri., Sept. 21, 2012, 1:44 p.m.
Second jury convicts Stark of murder
A second jury has convicted Shellye Stark of first-degree murder for killing of her estranged husband some five years ago.
Sat., June 18, 2011, 9:10 a.m.
Witness in Amanda Knox trial says he can clear her
PERUGIA, Italy (AP) — A convicted child murderer testified Saturday at the appeals trial for Amanda Knox, saying that a fellow inmate had told him the American student had nothing …
Thu., April 28, 2011
Drugs, alcohol fueled stabbing
A jury will continue deliberating today in the second-degree murder trial of two defendants charged in the stabbing death of a Spokane man in July 2009. The incident began on …
Wed., Oct. 4, 1995
Verdict Disappoints Former L.A. Cops Ex-Officers Speak Out, But Fuhrman Eludes Media
Television crews from Los Angeles, Seattle and Spokane wait outside Mark Fuhrman’s home in Sandpoint. Photo by Craig Buck/The Spokesman-Review
Wed., April 5, 1995
Ito Raps Disobedient Prosecutor
O.J. Simpson confers with, from left, DNA evidence expert Barry Scheck, and attorneys Johnnie Cochran, Jr., and Robert Shapiro. Photo by Associated Press