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Sirens & Gavels archive for April 22, 2010


Shannon Cochran and his mother, Tracey Cochran.Courtesy photo (Courtesy photo / The Spokesman-Review)

Teen in fatal stabbing pleads to assault

A teen arrested in a fatal stabbing will spend a few more months in jail after pleading guilty today to second-degree assault. Christopher E. Hooper, 19, (left) was arrested after the Jan. 16 stabbing death of Shannon Cochran, 22. Cochran is pictured above with his…

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Sex offender arrested for indecent exposure

A convicted rapist considered likely to reoffend is in Spokane County Jail after police say he exposed himself to a four-year-old girl.James A. Peterschick, 51, was drunk when officers arrived at 511 E. Indiana, where the girl's parents said Peterschick exposed himself while standing in…

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Robbery victim's stash: Sex toy, syringes 

A robbery suspect arrested in a Spokane Valley water park after his truck ran out of gas reportedly told police he arranged to buy methamphetamine from the victim but robbed her instead. Police found a pornographic video, a sex toy, condoms, syringes, plastic baggies along…

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Feds: Murder plot uncovered in pot case

A Las Vegas developer acquitted by a federal jury in a North Idaho marijuana distribution case remains jailed without bail, now accused of conspiring to kill the prosecution’s key witnesses, including a Post Falls couple who testified against him. Kelly J. Polatis, (left) who worked…

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