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Sirens & Gavels archive for June 2, 2010


Holloway suspect sought in Peru murder 

LIMA, Peru (AP) — A young Dutchman previously arrested in the 2005 disappearance of Alabama teen Natalee Holloway is the prime suspect in a weekend murder of a Peruvian woman, police said Wednesday. Joran van der Sloot is being sought in the Sunday killing of…

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Jury: Ex-Spokanite should die for murder 

A 1999 West Valley High graduate convicted of rape and murder in Reno, Nevada should die for his crimes, a jury ruled today. James Michael Biela, whose mother lives in Spokane Valley and sister works for the Spokane Police Department, will be sentenced to death…

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Feds fight to keep Hells Angel in custody

A member of the Hells Angels motorcycle gang who fought extradition to the United States for two years was granted bail by a U.S. magistrate in Spokane, but federal prosecutors are appealing the decision. Brian Lee Hall, 43, has been in the Spokane County Jail…

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Victim's grandma embraces killer's mother

RENO, Nev. (AP) — It was a single act of compassion in a courtroom chamber of horrors for the families of a convicted rapist and killer, his victims and their families. Minutes after the guilty verdict was read, Brianna Denison's grandmother extended her hands to…

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