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Teen Convicted After Prank Kills Infant

A man was convicted Friday of throwing a bowling ball off an overpass and killing an 8-month-old girl in a car. Calvin Settle, 19, was found guilty of manslaughter in …


Two Soldiers Killed In Barrack Shooting

A shooting at an Army barrack Thursday left two soldiers dead and another wounded, authorities said. The shootings occurred at a Custer Hill barrack on this Army post just before …


Seattle Shooting Leaves Two Dead Man Kills Pregnant Wife And Friend At King County Courthouse

1. Suspect Timothy Blackwell is held down by jail officers on the second floor of the King County Courthouse. Photo by Associated Press 2. Blackwell


Murder Suspect To Undergo Sanity Test

A College Place teenager accused of suffocating his sister and her friend will undergo a sanity evaluation, a Walla Walla County Superior Court judge has ordered. Daniel Betournay, 15, will …


Skinhead Brothers Accused Of Killings

Two buzz-cut brothers, one with “Sieg Heil!” tattooed on his forehead, are suspected of beating and stabbing their parents and brother to death then fleeing in the family car, police …


Body Of Missing Girl Found Near Seattle Park

A body found near Seattle’s Discovery Park is that of a Bremerton girl who vanished more than three weeks ago, police said Monday. Chalisa Lewis, 14, had been missing since …


Woman, Baby Found Dead; Husband Sought

A young mother and her baby daughter were found dead Sunday in their apartment, and investigators were seeking the woman’s husband for questioning. A neighbor reported the grisly discovery Sunday …


Gunmen Kill, Injure Shiite Worshipers

Gunmen opened fire on worshipers in two Shiite mosques early Saturday, killing at least 18 men and wounding many more, police and witnesses said. The massacres were part of the …


Mercy Killings Present Tough Call For Judges, Juries Local Cases Typify Dilemma

Accused killers don’t generally draw a lot of public sympathy, but the Spokane woman who admitted to suffocating her disabled daughter this week may be an exception. Even juries and …


Postgame Shooting Kills Illinois High School Star

A high school basketball star was fatally wounded in the head in an apparently random shooting as he was driving away from his school after a game, authorities said Sunday. …


Kids Found In Van Had Been Murdered

Three children found dead inside a burned van Sunday were murdered, authorities said. The bodies of the children, all under age 13, were burned in the van in the parking …


Four In Family Shot; Police Hold Husband

Four members of a family with a history of domestic disputes were shot to death Sunday, and the husband of one of the victims surrendered, police said. The dead were …


Mom Charged With Killing 4 Of Her Kids

A mother who sobbed uncontrollably at the funeral of four of her children in December was charged Sunday with murdering them and two other girls in an arson fire. Tracey …


Bandits Climb Aboard Sailboat, Shoot Couple

A U.S. citizen was killed and his wife wounded Sunday when bandits climbed aboard their sailboat off Panama’s Pacific coast, a spokesman for the U.S. Southern Command said. The couple’s …


Analysts Say O.J.’S Defense Losing Ground Evidence, Witness Credibility Leaving Fewer Options

Police Detective Mark Fuhrman. File/Associated Press


O.J. Too Stunned To React Normally, Defense Stresses Simpson Failed To Press A Police Officer For Details Of His Ex-Wife’s Death

O.J. Simpson’s chief defense lawyer labored Friday to show that Simpson failed to press a police officer for details of his former wife’s death not because he knew about it …


Police, Survivors Conspired To Frame Him, Says Massacre Suspect

The man accused of killing six people and wounding 19 others on a crowded commuter train portrayed himself Thursday as the victim of a conspiracy by police and survivors of …


Father, Son Acquitted Of Plot To Kill Dealer Prosecutors Lacked Evidence Of Murder Plot, Juror Says

A Spokane County jury acquitted a man and his son Wednesday of plotting to rob and kill a drug dealer. Gerald “Mitch” Mitchell, 55, hung his head in relief as …


High Bail Set In Church Beating Death

A judge set bail ranging from $350,000 to $1 million Wednesday for six of the seven teenagers charged with beating another youth to death on the steps of a church. …


Spokane Attorney On Smith Defense S.C. Woman On Trial For Drowning Children By Driving Car Into Lake

1. Susan Smith gets a pat on the back from attorney Judy Clarke Wednesday. Photo by Tim Dominick/Associated Press 2. Susan Smith sits in court Wednesday with attorney Judy Clarke. …


Jury Gets Father-Son Attempted Murder Case Death Of Alleged Victim Forces Prosecution To Rely On Informer

Was it a father-and-son murder plot, as the prosecutor maintains, or a clumsy attempt at intimidation? Gerald “Mitch” Mitchell and his son, Gerald R. Mitchell, are accused of conspiring to …


Man Indicted For Murder In Clinic Attacks

John C. Salvi III was indicted Tuesday on charges of killing two people and wounding five others in attacks on two suburban Boston medical clinics. Salvi, 22, is accused of …


Hitting Close To Home Abuse Often Unpunished Experts Seek New Ways To Help Victims, Spouses

Spokane County Prosecutor Mark Lindsey remembers the faces of three women killed by escalating domestic violence. Photo by Dan Pelle/The Spokesman-Review


New South Africa Government Faces Debate Over Death Penalty Is Capital Punishment Legal In Nation’s Post-Apartheid Era?

When they fired automatic weapons at a payroll van, Themba Makwayane and Movusu Mchunu unwittingly shot their way into South African history. The death sentences they received for killing four …


Jury To Tour Murder Site, O.J. Home Media, Sightseers Will Make Tour A `Logistical Nightmare’

Sightseers gather Friday outside of the gate of the townhouse where the murders were committed. Photo by Associated Press


Teen Sentenced For Killing Gays

A teenager was convicted Thursday of murdering two gay men in a robbery, despite claims he was trying to avoid being raped and infected with the AIDS virus. Marvin McClendon, …


Autistic Teen Won’t Face Trial In Baby’s Death

A murder charge against an autistic teenager was dismissed Friday after psychiatrists found him unfit to stand trial for throwing his 5-month-old nephew out a window. Michael Holmes, an 18-year-old …


Area Murder Rate Decreased In ‘94 `Not Enough To Make Us Jump For Joy, But At Least They Came Down’

There were fewer murders in Spokane County last year than in 1993, and detectives solved all but two. Spokane police solved six of the seven homicides in the city last …


Brawl Leaves 3 Teenagers Dead

Three teenagers were shot to death early Saturday in a fight that started outside a nightclub, spilled over to a convenience store and ended in a hospital emergency room. Tyrone …


Pierce County Killings Hit Record

The number of homicides in Pierce County jumped to a record high of 72 last year, up from 59 in 1993, records show. Pierce County sheriff’s Lt. Richard Rice said …