Stories tagged: murder
UPDATED: Tue., March 20, 2018, 9:07 p.m.
Jurors hear opening arguments, testimony in murder-for-hire case
A woman charged with plotting to kill her husband was brought before a Spokane County jury Tuesday as attorneys delivered opening arguments in a case webbed in hired guns and …
UPDATED: Wed., March 14, 2018, 11:04 p.m.
Indonesia’s Aceh considers beheading as penalty for murder
The conservative Indonesian province of Aceh known for publicly caning gays, adulterers and gamblers is considering the introduction of beheading as a punishment for murder, a top Islamic law official …
UPDATED: Sun., March 4, 2018, 9:22 p.m.
Michigan man cleared of murder now fights for compensation
David Gavitt spent 26 years in prison for the deaths of his wife and two daughters before a prosecutor agreed that the evidence behind his arson conviction was no longer …
Fri., March 2, 2018, 11:29 a.m.
Prosecutors seeking death penalty in cab driver’s murder
A northern Idaho prosecutor is seeking the death penalty in a case involving a Washington state man suspected of repeatedly stabbing a cab driver and letting him slowly bleed to …
Mon., Feb. 26, 2018, 10:45 a.m.
Slovak investigative reporter, girlfriend found shot dead
A Slovak investigative reporter and his girlfriend were shot dead in their home in an attack likely linked to his reporting on tax evasion, Slovakia’s top police official said Monday.
Sat., Feb. 24, 2018, 11:02 a.m.
2 charged with murder in alleged drug deal gone wrong
A woman and man have been charged with murder after authorities say a drug transaction over psychedelic mushrooms went wrong.
Thu., Feb. 22, 2018, 10:17 a.m.
California woman gets 25 years for love triangle killing
A Southern California woman convicted of conspiring with her lover to kill her husband was denied a new trial and sentenced to 25 years to life in prison.
Sat., Feb. 10, 2018, 8:28 p.m.
They were 2 friends at a Prosser birthday party. Now 1 is dead, the other in jail.
An argument between two friends at a birthday party turned violent early Saturday morning, ending with the death of a woman in Prosser.
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 1, 2018, 4:49 p.m.
Dallas man to die for killing daughters while mom listened
A former Dallas accountant condemned for fatally shooting his two young daughters while their mother listened helplessly on the phone is looking to the U.S. Supreme Court to spare his …
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 1, 2018, 5 p.m.
Man who drove van into Muslims in London convicted of murder
A man who steeped himself in far-right, anti-Muslim ideas before driving a van into a crowd of worshippers near a north London mosque was convicted Thursday of murder and attempted …
Fri., Jan. 26, 2018, 1:36 p.m.
Former U.S. Olympic athlete charged with murder in Puerto Rico
Police in Puerto Rico have charged a former U.S. Olympic volleyball player from Louisiana in the 2016 death of her young daughter.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 25, 2018, 9:57 p.m.
A day after dodging murder rap, suspect charged in another case
A day after a jury couldn’t decide whether Stafone Fuentes was guilty of attempted murder, prosecutors to have taken matters into their own hands.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 26, 2018, 11:40 a.m.
Ban on executions passes Washington Senate panel
Senate committee approves elimination of death penalty for most murders.
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 23, 2018, 12:06 p.m.
Woman who killed rival at Portland strip club gets 15 years
A woman who fatally stabbed another woman at a Portland strip club has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.
Tue., Jan. 23, 2018
Foes take another run at ending Washington’s death penalty
Democratic control of the Senate means 2018 could be the year that Washington abolishes the death penalty, Attorney General Bob Ferguson says.
Mon., Jan. 22, 2018, 12:48 p.m.
Oregon college safety officer pleads guilty to killing woman
A man accused of killing a woman during his shift as a campus safety officer at an Oregon community college pleaded guilty Monday to aggravated murder.
Sat., Jan. 20, 2018, 11:05 a.m.
Bainbridge teen claims insanity, pleads not guilty to murder
An 18-year-old Bainbridge Island man has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity Friday to the murder of a 71-year-old Sequim woman who was like a grandmother to him.
Thu., Jan. 18, 2018, 12:41 p.m.
Mother of slain EWU student suing three men accused of murder
The mother of an Eastern Washington Student who was shot and killed outside of a club in north Spokane is suing the three men accused of murder.
Thu., Jan. 18, 2018, 8:30 a.m.
Parents of killed college student not focused on motive
The parents of a University of Pennsylvania student found stabbed and buried in a California park said Thursday they’re not focused on potential motives for the killing or any suggestions …
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 15, 2018, 11:43 a.m.
Mystery shrouds New Mexico jailer’s civil rights-era murder
The murder of a Hispanic jailer in New Mexico in 1968 – a year of unrest in the United States – has long divided residents, scholars and civil rights advocates.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 10, 2018, 8:37 p.m.
Judge rejects man’s bid to withdraw pleas after conviction
A judge has denied a motion to withdraw pleas from a northern Idaho man convicted of killing three people.
Tue., Jan. 9, 2018, 7:06 p.m.
Slain SCC instructor remembered as ‘a brilliant, very funny woman’
Jade Bost was known as a tough instructor, prone to speeding through lectures and surprising her students with tricky test questions.
Tue., Jan. 9, 2018, 8:02 a.m.
Former prison guard admits to kidnapping, killing woman
A former corrections officer pleaded guilty to kidnapping a grandmother from her home, killing the woman and leaving her body on the side of a rural road.
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 8, 2018, 8 p.m.
Murder suspect crashed into deputy’s car in Spokane Valley
William Bost was arrested on suspicion of killing his wife early Saturday, hours after crashing into a deputy’s patrol car in Spokane Valley.
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 6, 2018, 9:14 p.m.
Man arrested on suspicion of domestic violence murder
Spokane police arrested a 59-year-old man Saturday on suspicion of second degree domestic violence murder.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 4, 2018, 8:55 p.m.
Hours after fatal South Hill shooting, suspect was back at work in newspaper’s production facility
Hours after police say Anne Carpenter shot two people on the lower South Hill, the 23-year-old returned to work and handled newspapers that detailed her horrific alleged crime.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 27, 2017, 9:28 p.m.
Idaho Supreme Court upholds man’s life in prison sentence
The Idaho Supreme Court has upheld the conviction of a man who was sentenced to life in prison for a murder he committed in his teens.
Fri., Dec. 22, 2017, 2:27 p.m.
Man pleads not guilty to 1989 murder near Bellingham
A Whatcom County man accused of killing an 18-year-old woman in 1989 has pleaded not guilty.
Fri., Dec. 22, 2017, 10:03 a.m.
Woman pleads guilty to 2016 murder at Oregon rental home
A Eugene woman who fatally stabbed a man with a screwdriver and a kitchen knife has pleaded guilty to murder and been sentenced to life in prison with the possibility …
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 21, 2017, 10:54 p.m.
Family of South Hill shooting victim ask public’s help in identifying suspect
As the hours tick down, so too does the likelihood of catching a killer. The family of Danette Kane is finding that out the hard way.