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The End Of Harmony Ax Murder In Cda Boardinghouse Leaves Residents Fearful, Suspicious Of Others

‘You get so paranoid’ Carmen Hook, a resident of Harmony House, fears for her safety after the brutal ax murder of the apartment manager last week. Photo by Craig Buck/The …


Women Stabbed, Mutilated Mother, 14-Year-Old Daughter Discovered Dead In Home

The stabbed and mutilated nude bodies of a woman and her teen-age daughter were found Thursday in their home, authorities said. Rita Huffman, 48, was found in the family room …


Family: Shooting An Accident Man Charged With Murder In Shooting First Ruled Accidental

From left, Diane Harder, Donna Cline, Annette Thomas and Dawn Harder leave the Public Safety Building on Thursday after William Danley’s first appearance. Photo by Christopher Anderson/The Spokesman-Review


Elderly Man Shoots Mayor At City Hall

A 78-year-old retiree shot the mayor to death in his City Halloffice, possibly over a $15 water bill, then drove off on a riding lawn mower, authorities said.


Mom Hurls Toddler Out Of Window Sister: Sleepless Woman Threw Boy From 8th Floor Apartment

Murder victim Tyler Marshall. Photo by Associated Press


Left And Right Teaming Up On Paradis’ Behalf

Two Christian leaders from opposite ends of the political spectrum have formed an unlikely alliance to try to win a new hearing for condemned murderer Donald Manuel Paradis. Death penalty …


Lab Charged With Reckless Homicide

A laboratory was charged with reckless homicide Wednesday for allegedly misreading Pap smears that could have saved the lives of two women. A technician and the doctor who supervised the …


Man Arrested In Death Of Stepfather

Danley


Mexico Trip Turns Bloody For Idaho Men One Dead, Another Survives Apparent Suicide Pact

Bruce Miller first thought it was a horrible April Fools’ Day joke when he opened the door to his son’s hotel room in San Felipe, Mexico, to a scene of …


‘Urban Fear Syndrome’ Defendant Convicted

A man who said he was defending himself from a group of menacing, rowdy juveniles was convicted Tuesday of involuntary manslaughter for shooting a 13-year-old boy to death. Nathaniel Hurt, …


Body Found In Debris May Be Missing Girl

A body found here, buried under debris in a residential neighborhood, is believed to be that of 7-year-old Roxanne Doll, who vanished from her home more than a week ago, …


Boyfriend’s Deadly Past Was Hidden ‘I Lost My Son Because Of It,’ Says Mother Of Dead Child

Sara and Devin Erb


Suspect Arrested In Toddler’s Death No Charges Filed Yet As Authorities Await Autopsy Results

A convicted baby killer suspected in the death of a Spokane toddler was found Thursday morning walking along a road near Reardan, Wash. Kenneth Galloway, 27, was taken to the …


Teen Pleads Guilty To Killing Friend Prosecutors To Recommend No More Than Two Years Detention For Idaho Falls Boy In Russian Roulette Death

A 15-year-old Idaho Falls boy has described in court how he killed his friend in a game of Russian Roulette. Frank L. Dana has been charged as an adult with …


Man Admits Shooting Death Of His Brother Charges Are Plea-Bargained To Voluntary Manslaughter In Mercy Killing At Hospital

Curt Doty


Former Employee Kills Five, Himself

A former employee opened fire Monday in a refinery inspection company, killing the owner, his wife and three workers before fatally shooting himself, police said. James Simpson, a 28-year-old former …


Man’s Death Called ‘Suspicious’

Police say the death of a 69-year-old man found in his apartment Monday night appears suspicious. Authorities said William J. Smith, manager of Harmony House Apartments at 205 Indian Ave., …


Custody Fight Erupts After Mother Slain With Father Accused Of Killing Mom, Kin Battle For Right To Keep Four Girls

Mary MacInnes, mother of stabbing victim Mary “Cookie” Birnel, would like to obtain custody of her grandchildren. Photo by Colin Mulvany/The Spokesman-Review


Menendez Brothers To Face Single Jury

Lyle and Erik Menendez will be retried together before one jury for the 1989 shotgun slayings of their wealthy parents, a judge ruled Monday. Defense attorneys argued for separate trials, …


Mother Accused Of Starving 14-Year-Old Daughter To Death Girl, Who Had Cerebral Palsy, Was Confined For Months Associated Press

Cerebral palsy took part of Annie Marshall’s sight and hearing, and led to retardation and other disorders. Yet it was her mother, authorities said, who killed the 14-year-old by confining …


Murder Suspect ‘Obsessed’ With Singer, Friends Recall Saldivar Was Fired Wednesday Over Financial Discrepancies

Yolanda Saldivar, right, who is now a murder suspect, joined Selena on stage during an awards show in San Antonio last year. Photo by Associated Press


Collecting Insurance Money ‘Like A Sweepstakes’ Man Accused Of Killing Relative Testifies He Split $460,000 Insurance Payoff

A Pasco man accused of killing his brother-in-law in 1982 testified that the insurance money he received for the death was similar to winning a sweepstakes. Dale Norwick also testified …


Singer Selena Fatally Shot By Fan Her Death At 23 Brings An Outpouring Of Grief In The Nation’s Hispanic Communities

Selena during a 1994 performance. Photo by Associated Press


Man Convicted Of Mail-Bombing Family

A man was convicted Friday in a wave of mail bombings that targeted his girlfriend’s family and left five people dead, all within an hour. A federal jury took just …


Slain Woman Was Cut More Than 30 Times Husband May Have Taken Knife Away From Woman After He Was Attacked, Investigators Say

The woman who was stabbed to death in her Spokane Valley home this week may have started the fight with her estranged husband, investigators said Friday. Mary “Cookie” Birnel suffered …


Released Replacement Player Instrumental In Solving Crime

Terry Blocker, an outfielder released a few days ago by the Atlanta Braves, remembers sitting in the clubhouse and talking with Dave Shotkoski. Last week, Shotkoski was shot dead. And …


Doctor: Teen Was Sane At Time Of Murders

A College Place teenager accused of suffocating his sister and her friend was sane at the time of the slayings, a psychiatrist has found. The psychiatrist made the determination after …


Police Arrest Habitual Offender For Pitcher’s Murder

Evans


Top Adviser To Military Killed In Haiti

Machine gun-wielding assassins killed a top legal strategist for the military government just days before President Bill Clinton is to arrive to mark the United Nations takeover of peacekeeping duties …


Bullet Ends Major-League Dream

Shotkoski