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Sirens & Gavels archive for July 31, 2009

FRIDAY, JULY 31, 2009

Frederick Russell turns to address the families of victims in the Whitman County Superior Court of Judge David Frazier  in Colfax Wednesday January 2, 2008 .  Russell was sentenced to 171 months for his convictions on vehicular homicide and assault.  CHRISTOPHER ANDERSON The Spokesman-Review (Christopher Anderson / The Spokesman-Review)

Russell appeals his 3 convictions 

Despite apologizing for the drunken crash that killed three Washington State University students and seriously injured three others (shown above), Fred Russell has appealed his conviction and 14-year prison sentence. Read Tom Clouse's story here. Read past coverage of the case here

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Courthouse watch: 7.31.09 

A man who eluded federal authorities for nearly a month was captured today after U.S Marshals tracked his muddy footprints in northeast Spokane County. Anthony E. Burke, 21, served time in federal prison for possessing ammunition when history of commitment at a mental hospital prohibited…

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