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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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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


Simpson Trial

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 …


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


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 …


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 …


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 …


Prosecution To Limit Detective’s Testimony

Prosecutors in the O.J. Simpson case said they intend to severely limit the testimony of embattled LAPD Detective Mark Fuhrman - who was considered a star witness during the preliminary …


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 …


Simpson Hearing Erupts Over Race Prosecution Tries To Stop Defense From Portraying Officer As Racist

O.J. Simpson and his attorney, Johnnie Cochran, listen as prosecutor Christopher Darden argues against racially sensitive testimony. Photo by Associated Press


Plea Deal Expected For Brother Teen Accused In Shooting Could Avoid Lengthy Sentence

Lawyers in the fratricide trial of 15-year-old Jason Zimmerman expect to enter a plea agreement today that will keep the Princeton, Idaho, youth from an extensive penitentiary sentence. While attorneys …


Some Simpson Allegations Dropped Defense Cries Foul As Prosecution Pulls 18 Of 62 Domestic-Violence Allegations

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Florida Serial Killer Claims Sixth Victim

A woman found facedown Thursday beside a lamppost in a neighborhood of neat homes and lawns was the sixth victim of a serial killer preying on prostitutes, police said. The …


Sides Rest Their Cases In 12-Year-Old’s Murder Trial Second Boy Accused Of Shooting Migrant Worker Doesn’t Testify In His Own Defense

Both sides rested their cases Thursday in the first-degree murder trial of a 12-year-old boy accused in the August slaying of a migrant worker. Judge John Bridges said he will …


Ex-Politburo Members Charged In Deaths

Seven former East German politburo members were charged Monday with manslaughter in the deaths of people fleeing to the West after the construction of the Berlin Wall. Among those named …


Police Question Man In Killings Of Six

Police questioned a man Sunday in the killings of six people in an apartment, and investigators focused on drugs, revenge and robbery as possible motives. The victims, including two teen-age …


Suspects Identified In 3 Deaths

Police want blood and hair samples from two young men living in Canada as part of their investigation into the slayings of three members of a family last July. Atif …


Records From Women’s Shelter Subpoenaed

Prosecutors in the O.J. Simpson trial subpoenaed records from a battered women’s shelter that may have served Simpson’s slain ex-wife, according to court papers filed Friday. Sojourn Domestic Violence Center …


Police: Sitter’s Medicine Killed Baby

A baby sitter admitted feeding prescription medicine to four children, which killed the youngest and alarmed a community over what many feared was an exotic, unknown illness, police said Friday. …


Arrest Made In Death Of Man Found On I-90

A man was arrested Friday in Kissimmee, Fla., in the execution-style slaying of a 45-year-old systems engineer who vanished from the Portland area on Christmas Eve, authorities said. The body …