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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 …


More Campus Drug Busts, Fewer Killings

The number of drug arrests increased sharply on the nation’s college campuses in 1993 while murder, rape and burglary rates declined, according to an annual survey. Campus officials reported a …


Mom May Plead Insanity

A prosecutor accused Susan Smith’s lawyer Friday of coaching her for an insanity defense in the drowning of her two young sons. “In essence, she has spent three months in …


Medlock Finally Gets Day In Court In Girl’s Murder

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Wall-To-Wall O.J. If It’s Not The Simpson Trial, It’s Simpson Movies … When Will It All End?

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Developments Tuesday in the O.J. Simpson trial: A man obsessed. Prosecution portrays Simpson as a man so obsessed with his ex-wife he killed her so no one else could have …


Lawyer Analysts Miss Real Drama Of O.J.’S Trial

Will Judge Lance Ito go through with his threat to keep television cameras out of the courtroom because a Court TV cameraman inadvertently shot an alternate O.J. Simpson juror? Perhaps …


Victim’s Fiance Is On A Mission Bill Treats Juveniles As Adults If Guns Used In Violent Crime

Ken Whitehall testified Tuesday in the House. Photo by Associated Press


Man Dies After Brawl With Friend Victim Didn’t Know His Injuries Life-Threatening

Mark Jones’ landlord didn’t realize the 46-year-old man was bleeding to death as they sat talking for two hours Saturday night. “He acted so calm and casual about it,” said …


Shabazz Did Sign A ‘Confession’

The daughter of Malcolm X signed a statement last month incriminating herself in a plot to assassinate Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, sources confirmed Friday. One source familiar with …


Officers Look At Son In Killing Of Doctor Colleagues Recall Arguments Between Mother And Adult Son

Dr. Teresita V. Costello Photo via Associated Press


3 Executed Men Found In Bathtub

The bodies of three men, their hands bound and bullet wounds in their heads, were found in an apartment bathtub, and police said Thursday they have no suspects or motive …


Public: O.J. Did It; Now Go Away Poll Shows Most Americans Are Losing Interest In Case

Most Americans think O.J. did it - and most don’t care much about the case anymore, an Associated Press poll found. More than half the respondents also said the jury …


American Woman Slain In Cambodia

Gunmen killed an American woman and seriously injured her husband Sunday as the couple toured the Angkor Wat temple complex, Cambodia’s biggest tourist attraction. A provincial official said the gunmen …


Wealthy Doctor’s Body Found In Trunk Of Car

The body of a wealthy obstetrician from Queens County who had been missing for more than a month was found in the trunk of her car on a Bronx street …


Heated Exchange

From Friday’s hearing in which the prosecution tried to suppress as evidence a police officer’s use of the word “nigger”: “It is the dirtiest, filthiest, nastiest word in the English …