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Sirens & Gavels archive for Sept. 2, 2009


Judge silences defendant with duct tape

Here's an AP report on an unusual move by an Ohio judge: CANTON, Ohio — An Ohio judge unhappy with repeated interruptions from a robbery suspect ordered a deputy to put duct tape over the defendant's mouth. Canton Municipal Court Judge Stephen Belden says the…

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Courthouse watch: 9.2.09

A judge set bond at $500,000 today for a 61-year-old Coeur d'Alene man accused or raping a 13-year-old girl. Ronald G. Sever faces charges of rape, kidnapping and lewd conduct with a minor after the girl ran to a neighbor’s house crying and the neighbor…

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Big day tomorrow for killer's boyfriend

Will the charges against the boyfriend of the woman convicted of killing her husband stand? We'll find out tomorrow in Spokane County Superior Court. Lawyers in the Brian L. Moore case are set to argue a motion to dismiss first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit…

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