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Police think Alexa may have witnessed a New Hampshire double slaying – now they want Amazon to turn her over

Alexa might have been listening, as she almost always is, when Christine Sullivan was stabbed to death in the kitchen of the Farmington, New Hampshire, home where Sullivan lived with …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 13, 2018, 8:23 p.m.

Authorities: Custody dispute played role in Ohio family’s 2016 slaying

Authorities arrested a family of four Tuesday in the gruesome 2016 slayings of eight people from another family in rural Ohio, a crime that prosecutors suggested stemmed from a custody …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 8, 2018, 12:25 p.m.

Washington Supreme Court upholds conviction in guard’s death

The Washington Supreme Court has unanimously upheld the conviction of a Byron Eugene Scherf in the murder of corrections officer Jayme Biendl in 2011. Scherf had been serving life without …


Official: Mafia hit man suspected in Whitey Bulger’s slaying

A Mafia hit man who is said to hate “rats” is under suspicion in the slaying of former Boston crime boss and longtime FBI informant James “Whitey” Bulger, who was …


South Dakota executes inmate who killed prison guard in 2011

A South Dakota inmate who killed a correctional officer seven years ago during a failed prison escape on the guard’s 63rd birthday was put to death Monday evening, marking the …


Defendant denies any involvement in 2015 Newman Lake murder and dismemberment

For more than an hour Monday afternoon, 28-year-old Colby Vodder took the stand in his own defense, stamping a close to a week-long murder trial nearly three years in the …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 23, 2018, 10:07 p.m.

Defense claims conspiracy in 2015 Newman Lake slaying

The trial of Colby D. Vodder began Tuesday, with his attorney telling a jury his client is the victim of a conspiracy that saw him wrongfully charged in the kidnapping …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 23, 2018, 9:49 p.m.

Ex-boyfriend killed former Pullman High track star, police say

An ex-Pullman High track star was shot and killed on University of Utah campus by a former boyfriend, who was found dead hours later inside a church Tuesday, authorities said.


First of four suspects in alleged murder of Bret Snow to start week-long trial Tuesday morning

Kidnapping and murder. As far as criminal charges are concerned, the allegations against Colby D. Vodder in the disappearance of Bret Snow are as serious as they come.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 18, 2018, 10:50 p.m.

Washington Supreme Court rules sentencing youth to life without parole is unconstitutional

A split Washington Supreme Court ruled Thursday that sentencing juveniles convicted of murder to life in prison without parole is unconstitutional.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 15, 2018, 10:44 p.m.

Judge orders Spokane killing suspect to undergo more psychological treatment

A judge ordered a man investigators say killed his ex-girlfriend outside of her Spokane Valley home late last year to undergo a third round of competency restoration treatment at Eastern …


Being killed for their work is growing risk for journalists

Journalists are familiar with the risks of reporting from war-torn lands, but the recent death or disappearance of three people in Turkey, Bulgaria and Mexico illustrates the growing dangers to …


Murder of missionary student leads to new jail policy on reporting warrant information on suspects

A week after Saul Llamas Rios was sentenced to 27 years in prison for killing a Tieton missionary student, officials approved a new policy requiring the Yakima County jail to …


Her husband was arrested. In 2 weeks, she was dead. Would protection order have helped?

On Aug. 29, a magistrate judge declined a Canyon County prosecutor’s request to put a no-contact order in place between Philip Butler and his wife. Two weeks later, police believe …


Oregon judge finds Idaho man unfit to stand trial in murders

A judge in Oregon has halted a double murder trial for a man charged with kidnapping and killing his ex-wife after ruling that the defendant is mentally unfit to stand …


Portland novelist who wrote ‘How to Murder Your Husband’ charged with murdering husband

In “How to Murder Your Husband” – an essay – Crampton Brophy wrote about how to get away with it. She was arrested last Wednesday on charges of murdering her …


Canadian man wanted for rape and murder in Windsor, Ontario, arrested in Kent

Jitesh Bhogal is accused of the slaying of a 31-year-old woman who was found in her third-floor apartment bedroom late that day by her ex-boyfriend after their 9-year-old son said …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 22, 2018, 10:14 p.m.

Mexican man charged in Iowa slaying worked under fake name

A Mexican man charged with killing an Iowa college student worked on a dairy farm for years under a false name just a few miles from where the young woman …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 22, 2018, 9:11 p.m.

$1 million bond reduced to $250,000 for woman accused in 2016 Spokane Valley homicide

Bond was quartered Wednesday afternoon for Cristina Stiles, a woman suspected of killing Cory Fowler in 2016 and leaving his body for his parents to find.


Man gets 72 years in prison for killing grandmother, friend in suburban Seattle

A man has been sentenced to 72 years in prison for killing his grandmother and a friend of his ex-girlfriend in suburban Seattle.


Alaska man in custody in fatal apartment building fire

An Alaska man was taken into custody Friday after being indicted on murder and other charges in a fire that burned an Anchorage apartment complex and killed three people.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 13, 2018, 5:18 p.m.

Lori Isenberg arraignment on grand theft charge delayed until October

Laurcene “Lori” Isenberg, the Kootenai County woman in the center of a murder investigation ofi her husband who died in February, had her arraignment delayed until October on charges of …


Tacoma fugitive returned to U.S. after decade on the run

A former Tacoma man wanted for investigation of second-degree murder has been returned to Washington state after more than a decade on the run.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 8, 2018, 10:32 p.m.

Spokane County detectives make arrest in Florida on 2016 murder case

A woman suspected of a shooting and killing a man in 2016 was arrested Tuesday in Florida.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 7, 2018, 10:14 p.m.

Gunman at large following deadly shooting in Sandpoint, Idaho motel

Sandpoint police officers are searching for a man suspected of shooting and killing a person in a downtown Sandpoint motel Monday evening.


Man receives concurrent 30-year sentences for role in murder

A man who pleaded guilty to robbing and murdering a Coeur d’Alene resident in October 2016 will spend at least 30 years in prison.


UPDATED: Thu., July 26, 2018, 10:27 p.m.

Kootenai County woman charged with embezzlement and facing questions into her husband’s death turns herself in

Lori Isenberg, the woman who was charged earlier this year on suspicion of embezzling $500,000 from a North Idaho nonprofit and is a suspect in her husband’s death, has been …


Twin Falls woman accused of baby murder arraigned in district court

A Twin Falls woman accused of murdering her 20-month-old baby was arraigned in district court Monday after waiving her right to a preliminary hearing.


Olympic figure skating medalist Denis Ten killed

Olympic figure skating medalist Denis Ten was killed Thursday, and prosecutors in Kazakhstan said they were treating the case as murder.


Texas executes man for 2004 slaying of store owner

A Texas prisoner was executed Tuesday evening for the fatal shooting of a San Antonio convenience store owner after courts turned down appeals that the state parole board improperly rejected …