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They were 2 friends at a Prosser birthday party. Now 1 is dead, the other in jail.

An argument between two friends at a birthday party turned violent early Saturday morning, ending with the death of a woman in Prosser.

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 1, 2018, 4:49 p.m.

Dallas man to die for killing daughters while mom listened

A former Dallas accountant condemned for fatally shooting his two young daughters while their mother listened helplessly on the phone is looking to the U.S. Supreme Court to spare his …

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 1, 2018, 5 p.m.

Man who drove van into Muslims in London convicted of murder

A man who steeped himself in far-right, anti-Muslim ideas before driving a van into a crowd of worshippers near a north London mosque was convicted Thursday of murder and attempted …

Former U.S. Olympic athlete charged with murder in Puerto Rico

Police in Puerto Rico have charged a former U.S. Olympic volleyball player from Louisiana in the 2016 death of her young daughter.

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 25, 2018, 9:57 p.m.

A day after dodging murder rap, suspect charged in another case

A day after a jury couldn’t decide whether Stafone Fuentes was guilty of attempted murder, prosecutors to have taken matters into their own hands.

UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 26, 2018, 11:40 a.m.

Ban on executions passes Washington Senate panel

Senate committee approves elimination of death penalty for most murders.

UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 23, 2018, 12:06 p.m.

Woman who killed rival at Portland strip club gets 15 years

A woman who fatally stabbed another woman at a Portland strip club has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.

Foes take another run at ending Washington’s death penalty

Democratic control of the Senate means 2018 could be the year that Washington abolishes the death penalty, Attorney General Bob Ferguson says.

Oregon college safety officer pleads guilty to killing woman

A man accused of killing a woman during his shift as a campus safety officer at an Oregon community college pleaded guilty Monday to aggravated murder.

Bainbridge teen claims insanity, pleads not guilty to murder

An 18-year-old Bainbridge Island man has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity Friday to the murder of a 71-year-old Sequim woman who was like a grandmother to him.

Mother of slain EWU student suing three men accused of murder

The mother of an Eastern Washington Student who was shot and killed outside of a club in north Spokane is suing the three men accused of murder.

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.