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Sirens & Gavels archive for May 24, 2012

THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2012

Child killer's prison sentence upheld

Appellate judges have upheld the enhanced sentence of convicted child killer Robert Doney, Jr., who pleaded guilty in 2005 to bludgeoning a 2-year-old girl to death as her mother pleaded for her life on the day after Christmas 2003. The case has bounced repeatedly back…

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VA hospital locked down over gun threat 

The Spokane veterans hospital was locked down Tuesday after a man with a history of gun threats said he was going to return with a gun when his narcotics prescription refill was denied. John Alvin Barr II, 26, apparently was upset he couldn't immediately the…

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Beauty school killer gets 14+ years 

WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) — A Wenatchee man accused of killing a beauty school classmate pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter in a plea deal Wednesday and was sentenced to more than 14 years in prison. Jury selection had been under way for the trial of Christopher…

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Murder suspect known as 'Psycho Shane'

Acquaintances of a man arrested for the shooting death of another suspected methamphetamine user told detectives he was dangerously unstable and often accused people at gunpoint of things they did not do. A witness in the investigation of Warren Scott Flinn’s homicide said suspect Shane…

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