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Prosecution Builds ‘Trail Of Blood’ Experts In Dna Testing Link Blood To Simpson

A DNA expert completed the prosecution’s “trail of blood” Wednesday, placing the genetic fingerprints of O.J. Simpson and two murder victims inside his Ford Bronco and on a bloody glove …


Defense Calls No Witnesses For Medlock Jurors Begin Deliberations In Killing Of 13-Year Old Spokane Prostitute

Medlock appears in court Tuesday as his case goes to the jury. Photo by Christopher Anderson/The Spokesman-Review


Goldman’s Blood On O.J.’S Glove? Expert: Blood On Socks Was Nicole’s And Pattern Of Stains Difficult To Plant

The infamous bloody glove - the most powerful piece of evidence against O.J. Simpson - is stained with the blood of his alleged victims, a DNA expert testified Tuesday. Genetic …


Lawyers Fear Sign Language

Billboards dot L.A. streets. Photo by Associated Press


Simpson’s Defense Focuses On Laboratory Mistakes

Struggling to wrest helpful testimony out of an experienced prosecution witness - and hampered by tough rulings from Superior Court Judge Lance A. Ito - a lawyer for O.J. Simpson …


Defense Tries To Discredit Expert But Sustained Objections Soften Cross-Examination

Defense attorney Peter Neufeld questions DNA expert Robin Cotton. Photo by Associated Press


Case Against Trooper Ends In Mistrial Jurors Deadlocked In Deliberations Over Officer Accused Of Trying To Stop Abortion

A judge Thursday declared a mistrial in the case of a former Washington State Patrol trooper accused of illegally detaining a young couple to prevent them from going to an …


Dna Expert Says Odds Great Blood Drops Are Simpson’s

Fewer than one person in 170 million has the genetic characteristics of a blood drop found near the bodies of Ronald Lyle Goldman and Nicole Brown Simpson, and O.J. Simpson …


Lawyer: Victims’ Blood In O.J.’S Bronco Prosecution, Defense Clash Over Presentation Of Dna Tests

The lawyers in the O.J. Simpson murder case clashed Tuesday over how mixedblood evidence should be presented to the jury. DNA tests that were performed on blood from the console …


Defense Keys On Missing Blood To Suggest Simpson Was Framed Chemist, However, Testifies How Easily Fluid Can Be Lost From Vial

Defense lawyers labored Thursday to show that 30 crucial drops were missing from a vial of blood taken from O.J. Simpson on June 13 - enough blood, they suggested, not …


Police Chemist Admits Lab Mistakes Simpson Defense Keeps Focus On Evidence Collection, Storage

Ronald Goldman’s bloody shirt grew a moldy, “offensive odor” because it was improperly stored, a police chemist testified Wednesday as O.J. Simpson’s defense escalated its attack on sloppy evidence handling. …


Defense Probes The Handling Of Blood Sample

O.J. Simpson’s jurors passed around a test tube similar to one that held his blood sample, as a defense attorney tried Thursday to prove the item was so light that …


Robber Gets 20-Year Term

Aaron Wayne Coats


Simpson Jurors Talk With Judge Ito Again

Insurgent jurors in the O.J. Simpson murder trial returned to the courthouse Monday for private meetings with Superior Court Judge Lance A. Ito, who sources said appears to have defused …


Angry Simpson Jury Shuts Down Trial Majority Of Jurors Refuses To Leave Hotel Because Of Judge’s Effort To Transfer Deputies

Defense attorney Johnny L. Cochran holds a press conference Friday. Photo by Associated Press


Simpson Team Gives Fung Warm Send-Off

A smiling Dennis Fung finally completed his testimony Tuesday, nine court days after he took the stand as the police department’s principal evidence collector in the O.J. Simpson case. The …


Mom Not Guilty Of Helping Daughter Sell Drugs But Judge Convicts Spokane Woman Of Possession Of Crack Cocaine

A judge acquitted a prostitute and heroin addict Tuesday of involving her 10-year-old daughter in drug sales in the first case of its kind prosecuted in Spokane. Kathryn Ann Hall …


Teen Stalker Sentenced To Year In Jail Made Several Attacks On Girl He Blamed For Thwarting Romance

An 18-year-old Kettle Falls High School senior has been sentenced to a year in jail for potentially lethal attacks he made after stalking a 15-year-old girl for months. Aaron King …


Fuhrman Remark Called Racist Comment In Spokesman Story Denounced By Simpson Lawyer

Los Angeles detective Mark Fuhrman’s reference to “Cancun” during an audiotaped interview with The Spokesman-Review suggests he’s a racist, says a Washington state attorney working for O.J. Simpson’s defense team. …


Former Walla Walla Treasurer Pleads Guilty To Stealing $763,000

A former city treasurer has pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of first-degree theft for stealing more than $763,000 from public accounts. In a plea agreement with Daneen “Lynn” May, …


Family: Shooting An Accident Man Charged With Murder In Shooting First Ruled Accidental

From left, Diane Harder, Donna Cline, Annette Thomas and Dawn Harder leave the Public Safety Building on Thursday after William Danley’s first appearance. Photo by Christopher Anderson/The Spokesman-Review


Racial Animosity Permeating Simpson Jury, Ex-Juror Claims Blacks, Whites Can’t Even Agree On Movies, Shopping, Exercise

The mostrecently excused juror in the O.J. Simpson case has painted for Judge Lance A. Ito a picture of a panel torn by racial tensions in which black and white …


Court Urged To Overturn Water Rights Decision

The constitutional powers of the Legislature and the judiciary clashed before the state’s highest court on Wednesday in a confrontation over legislation that could determine the course of the nation’s …


Palouse Con Artist Suspected Here, Too Police Seek Spokane Victims Of Woman Awaiting Trial

Reid in 1991, left, and in 1993.


Simpson Lawyers Attack Expert Police Evidence Man Accused Of Incompetence, Cover-Up

Defense attorney Barry Scheck continues his cross-examination of police criminal expert Dennis Fung. Photo by Associated Press


Judge Orders Guatemalan To Pay U.S. Nun Plaintiffs Were Tortured, Raped; Damages Set At $47 Million

A federal judge has ordered the retired defense minister of Guatemala to pay $47 million in damages to nine Guatemalans and an American nun for atrocities they suffered at the …


Collecting Insurance Money ‘Like A Sweepstakes’ Man Accused Of Killing Relative Testifies He Split $460,000 Insurance Payoff

A Pasco man accused of killing his brother-in-law in 1982 testified that the insurance money he received for the death was similar to winning a sweepstakes. Dale Norwick also testified …


Simpson Neighbor Says He Didn’t See Bronco In Driveway

A neighbor of O.J. Simpson testified Friday that he did not see a white Ford Bronco parked outside Simpson’s home when prosecutors say Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald L. Goldman …


Limousine Driver Puts Dent In O.J. Simpson’s Alibi

Limousine driver Allan Park drove a gaping hole through O.J. Simpson’s murder-night alibi Tuesday, testifying that he did not see the defendant’s Ford Bronco parked outside his Brentwood mansion around …


Man Accused Of Extortion Plot Pleads Innocent

A Utah man accused of taking part in a bungled extortion plot in Pocatello last summer has pleaded innocent before a federal magistrate. Steve Atcheson, 35, appeared before Magistrate Mikel …