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Sirens & Gavels archive for April 19, 2011


Evidence hearing set for Edgar Steele

A judge will review evidence in the Edgar Steele murder-for-hire case at a hearing Wednesday in Boise. Federal prosecutors are concerned about reports from two defense experts that they say are repetitive and lack the substance needed to be admitted at trial, which is set…

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$1 mil. bond for sibling murder suspects

Two teenage siblings arrested in the gunshot slaying of a Spokane man remain jailed on $1 million bond after appearing in court Monday. Breeanna C. Sims, 19 (left), and Justice E. Sims (right), 18, face charges of first-degree murder, second-degree arson, first-degree kidnapping and first-degree…

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More details released in Plummer murder

Four suspects in the slaying of a man in Plummer, Idaho, after a birthday party at a Spokane bar have waived extradition and are charged with first-degree murder. Jody A. Miller (left) was celebrating his 41st birthday with his wife, Kelly A. Miller, her son,…

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Man gets 6 months for assisting suicide

A Spokane man was sentenced today to six months in jail for his role in the suicide of a longtime friend who jumped off the Sunset Bridge. Melvin Alephus Gillespie, 41, wept as he apologized to the family of William P. Pickard, (pictured) who died…

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