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  • Brian Moore pleads guilty before retrial

    The California man who prosecutors said helped plan the 2007 murder of Dale Stark pleaded guilty Wednesday to second-degree murder just days before his retrial was set to start. A …


  • Moore pleads guilty to role in Stark killing

    The California man who prosecutors say helped plan the 2007 murder of Dale Stark, pleaded guilty today to second-degree murder just days before his retrial was set to start.


  • Stark sentenced to 25 years for murdering husband

    Standing before a judge Tuesday for the second time as a convicted killer, Shellye Stark received less than half her original 51-year sentence for shooting her husband in 2007.


  • Stark convicted of murder in retrial

    Shellye Stark collapsed into her chair, muttering “Oh no, oh no,” as a jury convicted her Friday for the second time of first-degree murder for killing her estranged husband in …


  • Second jury convicts Stark of murder

    A second jury has convicted Shellye Stark of first-degree murder for killing of her estranged husband some five years ago.


  • New trial begins in fatal 2007 shooting

    Former online prostitute Shellye L. Stark arrived Tuesday at the Spokane County Courthouse for a rare second chance to convince a jury that she was simply defending herself in 2007 …


  • Prosecutors intend to try Brian Moore again

    Spokane County proseuctors have decided to pursue a second trial against a Southern California man charged with first-degree murder by accomplice, setting up what could be the fourth major trial …


  • Jury’s deadlock leads to mistrial

    A judge declared a mistrial Monday in the case of a Southern California man charged with first-degree murder by accomplice in the 2007 shooting death of his girlfriend’s husband. The …


  • Mistrial declared in Moore case

    A mistrial has been declared in the case of Brian Moore, who was charged with first-degree murder by accomplice in the 2007 homicide of his girlfriend’s husband.


  • Jury weighing case of murder by accomplice

    A jury has begun deliberating the case of a Southern California man accused of helping his lover, a former prostitute, plan the killing of a Spokane man in 2007. Brian …


  • Prosecutors: Stark murder planned

    A Southern California man is either a calculated killer who persuaded his lover to gun down her husband or simply a concerned man who tried to get the dead man’s …


  • Appeals court overturns Stark’s murder conviction

    A state appeals court overturned the murder conviction of a Spokane woman who claimed she killed her husband in self-defense after years of forced prostitution. In a 3-0 ruling, the …


  • Spokane woman’s murder conviction thrown out

    A state appeals court overturned the murder conviction of a Spokane woman who claimed she killed her husband in self defense after years of forced prostitution.


  • Boyfriend in murder case faces charges in ’07 death

    A 2007 murder case in which a jury rejected the killer’s claims of forced prostitution continued in Superior Court on Friday as the convict’s boyfriend appeared on murder charges. Brian …


  • Boyfriend of shooter accused of murder

    Murder charges have been filed against the boyfriend of a prostitute who shot her husband to death. Brian L. Moore, 44, is in custody in Anaheim, Calif., after being sentenced …


  • Dead man’s name forged on checks

    The story of a woman who worked as a prostitute before murdering her husband has reemerged in an otherwise low-level theft case in Spokane County Superior Court. Curtis A. Johnson, …


  • Candidates’ home addresses become issue in judicial race

    The single contested race for Spokane Municipal Court judge has somehow morphed into a battle of addresses rather than qualifications for the job. Judge Tracy Staab, who was appointed 10 …


  • In brief: Man pleads not guilty to helping plan murder

    A California man pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Spokane County Superior Court to helping devise a plan for his girlfriend to kill her husband and claim self-defense. Brian L. Moore, …


  • In brief: Bail is $750,000 for murder suspect

    The married boyfriend of convicted killer Shellye L. Stark must remain in Spokane County Jail on $750,000 bail, a judge ruled Tuesday. Brian L. Moore, 43, arrived at the jail …


  • Killer’s boyfriend due in Spokane next week

    The married boyfriend of convicted killer Shellye Stark, accused of helping her devise a plan to kill her husband, is due in Spokane next week.


  • Killer’s boyfriend fighting extradition to Spokane County

    The boyfriend of convicted killer Shellye L. Stark, accused of helping her with a plan to kill her husband, will remain in California for at least a month as he …


  • Stark receives 50-year term

    A murder that police say was committed for financial gain by a couple who met through prostitution has led to a prison sentence of nearly 51 years for the shooter. …


  • Killer sentenced to nearly 51 years in prison

    Convicted killer Shellye L. Stark will spend more than 50 years in prison for shooting her husband to death in the estranged couple’s South Hill home more than two years …


  • Boyfriend accused of helping plan Stark murder

    The murder of a Spokane man whose estranged wife gunned him down, then told sordid tales of forced prostitution and other spousal abuse in an unsuccessful attempt to beat the …


  • Stark’s boyfriend to be charged with murder

    The boyfriend of a woman convicted of killing her husband in Spokane has been arrested in Orange County, Calif., in connection with the crime.


  • Sentencing in shooting death delayed

    A woman whose claims of self-defense in the shooting death of her husband were rejected by a Spokane jury told a judge Thursday she was hallucinating during last month’s trial …


  • Stark fires attorneys; sentencing delayed

    A woman whose claims of self defense in the shooting death of her husband were rejected by a Spokane jury told a judge Thursday she was hallucinating during last month’s …


  • ‘I shot him, and I need police’

    The woman began the 911 call clearly, urging dispatchers to send help to the Maple Street home immediately: “I served my husband with a restraining order. He violated it! He …


  • Stark jury foreman speaks out

    The moose that jumped in front of Karen Jachetta’s car as she drove to Spokane with the gun her sister Shellye L. Stark used to murder Dale Robert Stark was …


  • Jury convicts Stark of murder

    Shellye L. Stark’s jaw dropped, her breathing grew heavy and she leaned on the defendant’s table to steady herself. She’d just learned a jury had convicted her of first-degree murder …

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