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Sirens & Gavels archive for Feb. 15, 2012

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 15, 2012

Man accused of kicking baby nephew 

A man was arrested for allegedly kicking his 18-month-old nephew in the face Tuesday night. Eric S. Peters, 33, drove away from his sister's home in the 7700 block of North Colton Street drunk and with his young child in the car after the altercation…

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Murder spree suspect wants Cocoa Puffs 

(AP) EVERETT -- Lawyers spent more than two hours arguing whether a woman charged with murder should be allowed to eat Cocoa Puffs and other snacks while in the county jail, the Everett Herald reported Tuesday. And they're not done. Another hearing is scheduled for…

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Man charged with woman's Aug. murder

A sex offender suspected of killing a Spokane woman who was working as a prostitute last August has been charged with murder. Derrick Ross Vargas, 25, is to appear in Superior Court today on a first-degree murder charge for the brutal slaying of Evon M.…

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Man sentenced for herpes-related heist 

A 19-year-old man is to spend about seven years in prison for an armed robbery that was sparked by his fear of contracting herpes from a shared marijuana pipe. Aziem L. Richardson pleaded guilty to two counts of first degree robbery for a July incident…

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Tracy Ader and her sons, who were killed on Feb. 10, 2012.  (Courtesy Spokane Police Department )

New details in triple homicide case

Tracy Ader and her sons, 10-year-old Damien and 8-year-old Kadin, are shown in this undated family photo. A man suspected of murdering a woman and her two sons told his father he’d shot someone before police even knew there was a crime scene Friday. Spokane…

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Father accused of assaulting baby girl

A 25-year-old man is accused of beating his infant daughter, who was taken to a medical clinic with broken bones and other injuries. Tyson Joseph Romaneschi told police his daughter, Ellyana, would go to sleep faster if she had been crying, so he sometimes would…

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