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Sirens & Gavels archive for Dec. 28, 2009

MONDAY, DEC. 28, 2009

Shooting suspect claims self defense 

A young businessman facing attempted murder charges after a chaotic confrontation in downtown Coeur d’Alene told police he felt threatened when he opened fire on a group of men looking for a fight. “I did what I was trained,” Adam M. Johnson told police, according…

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Oxy robber gets 31 months

A man who robbed a Spokane pharmacy of OxyContin in June was sentenced to 31 months in prison today. Nicholas A. Blessing, 28, pleaded guilty to first-degree robbery for the June 16 holdup at the Walgreens at 2105 E. Wellesley Ave. The plea deal approved…

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