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Woman Stalks, Kills Ex-Boyfriend

A woman ordered to stay away from her ex-boyfriend donned a beard, glasses and baseball cap, and shot him to death at work before killing herself. Just last week, Cheryl …


American Freed By Koreans Kills Himself

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Caught Stealing Toy, Boy Jumps To Death

An 11-year-old boy jumped to his death from the seventh floor of an apartment building after he was caught trying to steal a $14 toy, police said Tuesday. The boy, …


Moses Lake Boy Kills Mother, Sister, Himself 14-Year-Old Was Cousin Of Boy Who Was Slain In February Rampage At Frontier Junior High

A 14-year-old boy fatally shot his mother and little sister and then committed suicide Friday in this small town rocked by a triple homicide just 10 months ago. Aaron J. …


Mother’s Return May Have Led To Fatal Leap

Chicqua Roveal holds her son Shando. Photo by Associated Press


Sports People

Roy Jones Jr. fights Mike McCallum tonight in Tampa, Fla., with the WBC light heavyweight title at stake, a championship which became vacant when Fabrice Tiozza, who won it on …


German Pilot Crashes Into Mountain

A pilot deliberately crashed his single-engine plane into Germany’s highest mountain Sunday, ignoring pleas from police and army officers in pursuing helicopters not to take his life. Authorities evacuated tourists …


Suspect In Astoria Bombings Kills Self Small Bombs Detonated At Coffee Shops; One Other Person Hurt

The suspect in two bombings that occurred minutes apart at two popular coffee shops during Sunday brunch shot and killed himself in the confusion as diners fled one of the …


Kevorkian Brings Body To Hospital

Dr. Jack Kevorkian dropped the body of a Massachusetts woman at a hospital Wednesday night, and was briefly questioned by police before he left. Kevorkian dropped the body of Barbara …


Campus Protester Sets Self On Fire

Tuesday, in a gesture planned down to the smallest detail, Kathy Chang, a well-known protester at the University of Pennsylvania, delivered packets of protest literature to eight selected students and, …


Murder Suspect Found Dead

Sheriff’s deputies discovered the body of an Okanogan man early Wednesday who killed himself after he apparently fatally shot his girlfriend. Okanogan County deputies found the body of 40-year-old Charles …


Inquest Concludes Schoolcraft Was Killer But Jurors Suggest No Motive Or Find Evidence He Molested Child

Jurors for a Lincoln County coroner’s inquest concluded that bachelor sharecropper Walter Schoolcraft did indeed kill Denise McCoy and her four children before taking his own life in June. But …


Woman Kills Herself, Ending Standoff Neighbors Say She Was Upset Her Boyfriend Had Left Her For Another Woman

1. Prelude to disaster. Spokane SWAT team members try to contact a woman in an apartment complex at Ninth and Monroe on Thursday. The woman later was found dead. Photos …


Kevorkian Delivers Body To Hospital

Dr. Jack Kevorkian and an associate brought the body of a middle-aged Massachusetts woman to a hospital late Thursday, at least the 35th person whose death he has been present …


‘Bank Bandit’ Hangs Self In Prison

A member of a Midwest bank robbery gang hanged himself in his cell Friday, nine days after he pleaded guilty to 19 holdups in seven states. Richard Guthrie, 38, was …


Banker’s Heir Hangs Himself

Amschel Rothschild, the man many believed would be the prestigious Rothschild Bank’s next leader, hanged himself in a Paris luxury hotel, police said Thursday. Rothschild’s body was found by a …


President Consoles Widow And Children Of Admiral

President Clinton spent a tearful hour-and-a-half Saturday consoling the widow of Adm. Jeremy M. “Mike” Boorda and their four children in the family’s home at the Washington Navy Yard. The …


Gunman Goes Out In Lethal Barrage

A police department armored vehicle idles Friday morning outside the house of a gunman who killed his grandmother, a policeman, a dog and, finally, himself. Photo by Associated Press


Fired Beach Worker Kills 5, Then Himself ‘Everyone Is Going To Die!’ Says Gunman Before Opening Fire

1. McCree 2. Workers console each other. Photo by Associated Press


Waitress, Manager Both Known For Likable Style Slain Woman Juggled Job, Adult Children, Commuted From Coeur D’Alene

Marie Van Slate was a bubbly, caring waitress who would tease customers about eating greasy french fries. “If you want to use the term ‘model employee,’ that was Marie,” said …


Angry Outbursts Punctuated Life Of Quiet Eccentricity

Emergency medical workers rush to the aid of victims in Tuesday’s shootings at the Ridpath Hotel. Photo by Dan Pelle/The Spokesman-Review


Ridpath Gunman Kills Hotel Worker, Himself Elderly Patron Passes Out Cash, Then Opens Fire

1. Emergency workers attend to Ronald MacDonald, a Ridpath manager who was wounded in Tuesday’s shootings in the lobby of the downtown Spokane hotel. Photo by Christopher Anderson/The Spokesman-Review 2. …


2 Deadly Shootings In 5 Days Catch Region In Cross Fire Few Clues Before People Become Killers; Residents Left Frightened, Wondering

Spectators gather outside the Ridpath after Tuesday’s shootings. Photo by Dan Pelle/The Spokesman-Review


Suicidal Immigrant Owed $33 Million

An immigrant who killed himself and his family owed at least $33 million to creditors in Taiwan and may have been targeted by gangsters hired to collect it. Royal Canadian …


Officials Study Papers Of Man Who Shot Family

Royal Canadian Mounted Police are examining personal family papers in hope of learning why a Taiwanese immigrant shot and killed his mother, wife, two daughters and himself. Constable Grant Learned …


Kevorkian Supporter Kills Wife, Self

A 79-year-old man who was dying of cancer fatally shot his wife and then himself, police said. “It’s tragic,” Tacoma police spokesman Jim Mattheis said Tuesday. “It does not appear …


Man Invades Home, Shoots Five, Then Self

A man who claimed a woman had given him AIDS burst into her home with a pistol and shot five people, killing two, before shooting himself to death, police said. …


Distraught Man Kills Wife, 2 Children, Self

A domestic dispute apparently led a father to kill his wife and two children with a semiautomatic handgun, then shoot himself in the head, authorities and witnesses said. The couple …


Years Of Beatings Preceded Murder ‘He Never Had To Have A Reason To Hit Her’

Denise Chapman gave up trying to leave her abusive boyfriend years ago. It was too hard, she told friends. She was tired. Then the 30-year-old Spokane woman got pregnant with …


Soldier Shoots, Kills Wife, Then Himself

A soldier shot his estranged wife in the head at the Air Force Academy’s community center Monday morning, then shot and killed himself. Other people in the building reported hearing …