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Parents of killed college student not focused on motive

The parents of a University of Pennsylvania student found stabbed and buried in a California park said Thursday they’re not focused on potential motives for the killing or any suggestions …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 15, 2018, 11:43 a.m.

Mystery shrouds New Mexico jailer’s civil rights-era murder

The murder of a Hispanic jailer in New Mexico in 1968 – a year of unrest in the United States – has long divided residents, scholars and civil rights advocates.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 10, 2018, 8:37 p.m.

Judge rejects man’s bid to withdraw pleas after conviction

A judge has denied a motion to withdraw pleas from a northern Idaho man convicted of killing three people.


Slain SCC instructor remembered as ‘a brilliant, very funny woman’

Jade Bost was known as a tough instructor, prone to speeding through lectures and surprising her students with tricky test questions.


Former prison guard admits to kidnapping, killing woman

A former corrections officer pleaded guilty to kidnapping a grandmother from her home, killing the woman and leaving her body on the side of a rural road.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 8, 2018, 8 p.m.

Murder suspect crashed into deputy’s car in Spokane Valley

William Bost was arrested on suspicion of killing his wife early Saturday, hours after crashing into a deputy’s patrol car in Spokane Valley.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 6, 2018, 9:14 p.m.

Man arrested on suspicion of domestic violence murder

Spokane police arrested a 59-year-old man Saturday on suspicion of second degree domestic violence murder.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 4, 2018, 8:55 p.m.

Hours after fatal South Hill shooting, suspect was back at work in newspaper’s production facility

Hours after police say Anne Carpenter shot two people on the lower South Hill, the 23-year-old returned to work and handled newspapers that detailed her horrific alleged crime.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 27, 2017, 9:28 p.m.

Idaho Supreme Court upholds man’s life in prison sentence

The Idaho Supreme Court has upheld the conviction of a man who was sentenced to life in prison for a murder he committed in his teens.


Man pleads not guilty to 1989 murder near Bellingham

A Whatcom County man accused of killing an 18-year-old woman in 1989 has pleaded not guilty.


Woman pleads guilty to 2016 murder at Oregon rental home

A Eugene woman who fatally stabbed a man with a screwdriver and a kitchen knife has pleaded guilty to murder and been sentenced to life in prison with the possibility …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 21, 2017, 10:54 p.m.

Family of South Hill shooting victim ask public’s help in identifying suspect

As the hours tick down, so too does the likelihood of catching a killer. The family of Danette Kane is finding that out the hard way.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 16, 2017, 4:22 p.m.

Ex-wife of former NBA player Lorenzen Wright charged with murder in 2010 death

The ex-wife of former NBA player Lorenzen Wright has been charged in his slaying, more than seven years after his body was found in a field in his hometown of …


Supreme Court denies re-sentencing in juvenile murder case

A U.S. Supreme Court decision prohibiting mandatory life-without-parole sentences for juveniles convicted of murder also applies to Montana cases in which judges used their discretion to hand down the same …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 13, 2017, 9:02 p.m.

Man arrested in 1989 rape, murder of teen near Bellingham

Authorities have arrested a man in connection with the rape and murder of a teenager near Bellingham nearly 30 years ago.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 12, 2017, 9:29 a.m.

3 arrested in Stevens County hammer slaying

Three people have been charged with the hammer killing of a man in rural Stevens County as his children slept in a nearby car.


Teen murder suspect recaptured after escaping custody

Authorities said a 16-year-old boy arrested in a murder case has been recaptured after escaping custody in the Seattle area.


Ex-priest convicted of murdering Texas woman in 1960

An ex-priest was convicted of murdering a 25-year-old Texas schoolteacher and beauty queen on Thursday, more than 57 years after Irene Garza went to Sacred Heart Catholic Church in McAllen …


Chief priest, 2 others dead in Tokyo shrine stabbings

The head priest of a prominent shrine in Tokyo was ambushed and killed with a samurai sword, apparently by her brother, who then took his own life, police said Friday.


Malta announces 10 arrests in journalist’s car bomb killing

Ten Maltese suspects were arrested Monday over the car bomb slaying of a prominent investigative journalist, the prime minister and other authorities said, about six weeks after the assassination that …


Not real news: A look at what didn’t happen this week

A roundup of some of the most popular, but completely untrue, headlines of the week.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 30, 2017, 9:03 p.m.

Convicted Moscow murderer wants to withdraw plea

Convicted murderer John Lee says he was “psychologically coerced” into accepting a plea agreement following his 2015 Moscow shooting spree, though his own lawyer believes he understood exactly what he …


Blackfoot man accused of murdering toddler pleads guilty

A Blackfoot man accused of killing an 18-month-old boy has pleaded guilty to first-degree murder.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 27, 2017, 7:50 p.m.

Domestic violence, death at Newman Lake home on Thanksgiving leave family devastated

Clutching a framed photograph of Tina Stewart to his chest, Don Estus struggled to put into words just how much she meant to him.


Court: Man’s accidental recording of beating wife admissible

The state Supreme Court on Wednesday reinstated the attempted murder conviction of a Vancouver man who accidentally recorded himself beating and threatening to kill his wife.


Man who killed Anacortes taxi driver gets 22 years

A Washington state man who fatally shot a taxi driver has been sentenced to 22 years, four months in prison.


Spokane man accused of murdering father, leaving body in bathtub

A 35-year-old man is accused of murdering his father and leaving the corpse in a bathtub in the family’s home north of Spokane.


Police: Livery cab driver hit with hockey stick before death

New York City police say a livery cab driver has died after an angry pedestrian struck him in the head with a hockey stick and the driver crashed the car.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 9, 2017, 4:05 p.m.

Doctor: Aaron Hernandez’s brain was severely damaged by disease

A researcher says Aaron Hernandez suffered severe damage to parts of the brain that play an important role in memory, impulse control and behavior. The 27-year-old former New England Patriots …


Woman charged with murder in Pakistan warned against forced marriage

Aasia Bibi had warned her parents time and again that if they forced her to marry her cousin, a man she disliked, she would be capable of going to any …