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Twin Falls woman accused of baby murder arraigned in district court

A Twin Falls woman accused of murdering her 20-month-old baby was arraigned in district court Monday after waiving her right to a preliminary hearing.


Olympic figure skating medalist Denis Ten killed

Olympic figure skating medalist Denis Ten was killed Thursday, and prosecutors in Kazakhstan said they were treating the case as murder.


Texas executes man for 2004 slaying of store owner

A Texas prisoner was executed Tuesday evening for the fatal shooting of a San Antonio convenience store owner after courts turned down appeals that the state parole board improperly rejected …


She took the baby and left. He showed up with a machete and killed her.

Kym Larsen is one of at least 10 domestic violence fatalities in Idaho so far this year, according the Idaho Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence.


Wenatchee man charged with murder in crash that killed ex-girlfriend

A Wenatchee man has been charged with second-degree murder for allegedly ramming his ex-girlfriend’s SUV into an irrigation ditch near the Grant County town of Quincy.


UPDATED: Thu., July 5, 2018, 8:36 p.m.

Husband charged with killing of Christine Lott, Priest River woman who disappeared in 2004

A man suspected of killing his wife 14 years ago was charged with first-degree murder in Bonner County Thursday.


DNA found on samurai sword leads to murder charge, warrant against former Island County man

On March 3, a group of friends found a woman’s decapitated body inside a sleeping bag on a 10-acre property on Camano Island. The remains were those of Katherine Cunningham, …


Man charged with murder after DNA found on samurai sword

A 33-year-old man suspected of killing and decapitating his girlfriend in Washington state has been charged with murder after investigators say they found a samurai sword with DNA evidence.


He turned to heroin for his combat injuries. Now he’s sentenced for a Tacoma murder.

The last text message Steve Shaw sent to his son was hopeful. “Hi son, just wanted to say how much I love you, but like I’ve said before you have …


Retrial for Lankford brother is postponed

Motions to dismiss Mark Lankford’s murder charge for the alleged beating death of a Texas couple were forwarded to the State Supreme Court to decide if the case will go …


UPDATED: Sun., June 24, 2018, 8:20 p.m.

An alibi, a sanitized murder scene and an informant who says he lied. Is the wrong man in a Spokane-area jail for this Sunnyside slaying?

After two decades of desperately writing letters to lawyers and legal groups in search of finding someone willing to review his case, Salas has found some hope in award-winning filmmaker …


Another decades-old Tacoma murder solved? Suspected killer of 12-year-old Michella Welch arrested

Possibly solving a second high-profile cold case murder in two months, Tacoma police on Wednesday arrested a man suspected of killing 12-year-old Michella Welch more than three decades ago.


UPDATED: Mon., June 18, 2018, 9:19 p.m.

Woman charged with killing Hillyard man

A man who was placed on life support following a Friday shooting in Hillyard has since died, prompting Spokane County prosecutors to charge his suspected killer with first-degree murder.


UPDATED: Mon., June 18, 2018, 8:21 p.m.

Suspect in Spokane music club shooting on trial for second time

Five months after a jury was split on whether a career criminal tried to kill a man outside of a downtown Spokane music venue in 2013, prosecutors will soon have …


U.S. warns Zimbabwe over election after 2-year-old killed

The United States on Thursday condemned the killing of a 2-year-old boy in Zimbabwe as a “senseless and horrific act” and warned that if the murder was politically motivated it …


UPDATED: Tue., June 12, 2018, 9:11 p.m.

Newman Lake man sentenced 16 years in killing of girlfriend

A Newman Lake man accused of beating his girlfriend to death in November was sentenced to 16 years in prison earlier this month.


Here’s why police say the digging of secret tunnels beneath a Maryland home led to murder

The death of 21-year-old Askia Khafra inside a Bethesda, Maryland home last fall was tragic and bizarre. Hired to help dig a network of secret tunnels leading from the basement, …


Going inside the disappearance and murder of a Nampa Police drug informant

Thirty-one years after a Nampa Police drug informant was kidnapped and murdered, Rick Wiley, an investigator on the case, says he finally has some closure. Beginning in January 2017, Wiley …


Burlington teen pleads guilty to murder

Cristian Alexander Quijas, 16, pleaded guilty as an adult Thursday to second-degree murder.


Two sisters wed two brothers. Sibling rivalry and a grudge led to murder.

Linda shot and killed Zonna in the kitchen, a crime police describe as a premeditated murder-suicide driven by sibling rivalry. This week, a jury in Contra Costa convicted Linda of …


UPDATED: Tue., May 22, 2018, 8:08 a.m.

Records: Teen suspect said he ‘drove at’ Maryland officer

A 16-year-old boy has been charged with first-degree murder in the slaying of a Baltimore County, Maryland, police officer, and three other suspects are still being sought, authorities said Tuesday.


UPDATED: Fri., May 18, 2018, 10:36 p.m.

Man arrested in 1987 killing of couple in Washington state

New DNA technology has led to the arrest of a 55-year-old man in the killing of a young Canadian couple in Washington state more than three decades ago, police said.


Nanny who killed 2 kids gets life in prison without parole

A nanny who was convicted of brutally murdering two small children in her care while their parents were out was sentenced on Monday to life in prison without parole during …


7 found dead with gunshot wounds on west Australia property

Seven people were found dead with gunshot wounds at a property near the tourist town of Margaret River in Australia’s southwest on Friday in what could be the country’s worst …


Fatal attack on interracial couple in Arizona heads to trial

An interracial couple was walking near a Phoenix park when authorities say a shirtless neo-Nazi began angrily yelling a racial slur and harassing the black man in the couple over …


UPDATED: Tue., April 24, 2018, 5:53 p.m.

Toronto driver charged with 10 counts of 1st degree murder

The suspect in the deadly van attack in Toronto posted a chilling Facebook message just minutes before plowing into a crowded city sidewalk, authorities said Tuesday, raising the possibility that …


UPDATED: Tue., April 10, 2018, 6:39 a.m.

Spokane police say man shot, killed woman during domestic dispute

A 49-year-old man is suspected of killing a woman Saturday evening during a domestic dispute in their bedroom in Spokane’s East Central neighborhood.


Prosecutors seek death penalty in transgender teen’s killing

Prosecutors plan to seek the death penalty for one of the suspects in the slaying of a transgender teenager whose eyes were gouged out and her body set on fire …


UPDATED: Tue., April 3, 2018, 4:10 p.m.

Prosecutors say money was motive in double murder at MoneyTree store

Prosecutors argued Monday that the deaths of two women at a downtown payday lending store were the direct result of a Selah man’s need for money and his knowledge of …


UPDATED: Tue., March 20, 2018, 9:07 p.m.

Jurors hear opening arguments, testimony in murder-for-hire case

A woman charged with plotting to kill her husband was brought before a Spokane County jury Tuesday as attorneys delivered opening arguments in a case webbed in hired guns and …