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Courthouse watch: 6.15.09

A Spokane man connected to teenagers charged with second-degree murder was sentenced today for his role in the crime.

Daniel R. Wood was credited for two days served in jail after pleading guilty to first-degree rendering criminal assistance, a felony.

Police say he helped Michael L. Summa, 19, (right) and Christopher E. Hooper when they were on the run for the stabbing death of Shannon Cochran, 22.

Cochran was killed after a fight over a friend's drug debt, police say.

Summa and Hooper are charged with second-degree murder, along with Tylor Buttolph, (left) 19. Buttolph's mother, Tanya Buttolph, is also charged with first-degree rendering criminal assistance. Her trial is scheduled for August.

Judge Maryann Moreno sentenced Wood. Read past coverage of the case here and here.

Also on the docket was Mikhail M. Savin, who's charged with vehicular assault and failure to remain at the scene of an accident for a car crash in February. He faces drug charges in another case.

Read a story about Savin, who had an omnibus scheduled, here.

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