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Sirens & Gavels archive for June 4, 2010

FRIDAY, JUNE 4, 2010

Police still looking for carjacked Buick 

Police still are looking for car stolen at gunpoint in north Spokane May 27. Brian E. Gorder, 32, is accused of carjacking the 2008 Buick Lucerene in the K-Mart parking lot, 6606 N. Division, then using it in a robbery at Washington Trust Bank, 3810…

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Husband gets 30 years in Valentine's murder

LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — A judge has handed a 30-year prison sentence to a Lewiston man convicted of murdering his wife on Valentine's Day last year. A Nez Perce County jury had convicted Gary Mallory II of strangling Charlene Mabie Mallory, a 48-year-old who married…

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Killer's lover admits to weapons charges

The boyfriend of a Spokane prostitute who murdered her husband has pleaded guilty to two federal weapons charges in California. Brian L. Moore, 43, is expected to be sentenced to about two years in prison - but he'll be credited for time already served. He's…

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Spokane police are looking for, from left, Edward Thomas on charges of first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder; Marc Carter on a charge of conspiracy to commit second-degree assault; and Christopher Route on a charge of first-degree rending criminal assistance. The three men were at large as of June 3, 2010. (Courtesy of Spokane Police Department)

Murder charges filed in gang slaying

Seven people have been charged in connection to a Jan. 17 gang-related slaying in Hillyard. Edward L. "TD" Thomas (right) is wanted on charges of first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder after police say he shot John S. Williams in the face with a Ruger…

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'Excited delirium' axed from Zehm defense 

After years of Spokane Police officials claiming that Otto Zehm suffered from “excited delirium,” a defense attorney said Thursday that he will avoid offering any evidence or expert testimony about the disputed medical condition often cited by police agencies to explain controversial in-custody deaths. Defense…

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