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Sirens & Gavels Attempted murder archive

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27, 2013

TUESDAY, JULY 31, 2012

Wallace's alleged accomplice tries suicide

A man accused of helping Charles Wallace, who shot two sheriff’s deputies before shooting himself to death last month, tried to kill himself at the Spokane County Jail on Friday. Robert Lee “Bo” Ruth, 42, who was jailed last week after his girlfriend told police...

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FRIDAY, JULY 6, 2012

Public's help sought in cat cruelty probe

Spokane County animal protection offers are asking for the public's help as they investigate a horrendous case of animal cruelty. A cat had to be euthanized on Monday after SCRAPS officers found it shot in the head in a dumpster at the Viewpoint Villa Apartments,...

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Wallace's alleged accomplice free on bond 

A Spokane man accused of helping the fugitive who shot two sheriff's deputies is out of jail after posting $100,000 bond this week. Robert Lee "Bo" Ruth, 42, posted the bond through Bulldog Bail Bonds on July 2 after being in the Spokane County Jail...

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TUESDAY, JULY 3, 2012

Prints, Facebook aid in shooting probe

A Montana man charged in connection with a February shooting outside a Spokane Valley tavern thanks in part to evidence on Facebook is back in Spokane. Jarrod E. Veilleux, 29, is accused of shooting a man in the stomach as he smoked in an outside...

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THURSDAY, JUNE 28, 2012

Convicted killer arrested in CdA stabbing

Police on Wednesday arrested a convicted killer accused of trying to kill another man in a stabbing Monday night north of Coeur d’Alene. James H. Kountz, 56, was arrested about 5:40 p.m. in the same wooded area near U.S. Highway 95 and Wilbur Avenue where...

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TUESDAY, JUNE 26, 2012

Cops: Gun malfunction stopped murder

A Spokane man who police say would have killed a man had his gun not malfunctioned has been charged with attempted murder. Carlos Himminez "Atlanta" Hodges, 38, was armed with a handgun when he confronted Kenneth Watkins at Watkins' home in the 1000 block of...

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FRIDAY, JUNE 22, 2012

Man arrested for helping cop shooter 

A Spokane man shot in the leg during a home-invasion robbery last month was with a fugitive just before he opened fire on two sheriff’s deputies Tuesday. Robert Lee “Bo” Ruth, 42, is in jail, accused of helping suspected heroin trafficker Charles Robert Wallace hide...

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13, 2012

Spokane man guilty of tire-iron attack

A jury of seven men and five women found a Spokane man guilty Tuesday of attacking a refugee from Iraq with a tire iron during a gruesome attack that left the victim with severe head injuries. Sentencing has not yet been set, but 25-year-old Grant...

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6, 2012

Trial begins in brutal tire-iron assault

A Spokane County jury on Tuesday saw graphic photographs and heard descriptions of the tire-iron attack last year against a man who came to the United States as a refugee from Iraq after helping the U.S. military Spokane County Deputy Prosecutor Larry Steinmetz told the...

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MONDAY, APRIL 2, 2012

FRIDAY, DEC. 30, 2011

Woman arraigned for attempted murder 

A teenager accused of attempted murder for a knife assault at a party has pleaded not guilty. Kiana M. Murphy, who turned 18 two days before the Oct. 30 incident, allegedly stabbed a teen boy twice in the stomach during an argument about gang affiliations,...

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THURSDAY, DEC. 8, 2011

Woman wanted for attempted murder

Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for a teenager accused of attempted murder for a knife assault at a party. Kiana M. Murphy, who turned 18 two days before the Oct. 30 incident, allegedly stabbed a teen boy twice in the stomach during an argument...

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TUESDAY, OCT. 11, 2011

Spokane police on scene of an attempted murder/suicide at the green house, located in the 3100 block of East 5th Avenue, on Monday, Oct. 10, 2011. (Meghann Cuniff / The Spokesman-Review)

Man dead in suicide/attempted murder

A Spokane woman was wounded Monday in a shooting by her ex-boyfriend, who then fatally shot himself, police said. The man’s body was found slumped in a yard outside a home converted into apartments in the 3100 block of East Fifth Avenue, according to the...

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 24, 2011

2 plead not guilty to attempted murder 

A man charged with attempted murder and kidnapping pleaded not guilty Tuesday and was ordered to remain in jail on a $750,000 bond. Gary L. Houchins, 29, appeared Tuesday before Spokane County Superior Court Judge Michael Price in connection with a July 11 incident in...

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THURSDAY, AUG. 11, 2011

Duo in rape revenge charged w/ assault 

A couple arrested for attempted murder in Airway Heights last week will instead be charged with assault. Elijah J. Boxley, 33, appeared in Spokane County Superior Court Wednesday on a first-degree assault charge while his girlfriend, Molly E. Foote, 38, alias McBride, appeared on a...

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FRIDAY, AUG. 5, 2011

Attempted-murder suspect 'was on fire'

A man arrested for attempted murder in Airway Heights told police he was “on fire and ready to go” after his girlfriend said she’d been raped by the alleged victim. “It pretty much put me in a temporary insanity state when your best friend rapes...

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THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2011

Accused would-be killer jailed, again

A suspect in a stabbing that left a man with a cut on his throat from ear to ear is back in jail after detectives say he tried to intimidate witnesses in the case. Izaac Jermel Innes, who is on probation for second-degree murder, called...

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FRIDAY, APRIL 8, 2011

Convicted killer charged w/ att. murder

A suspect in a stabbing that left a man with a cut on his throat from ear to ear has been charged with attempted first-degree murder. Izaac Jermel Innes, 30, who was recently released from prison for murder, is accused of stabbing a man outside...

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THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 2011

Plea deal drops attempted murder case 

A Spokane man whose attempted murder trial ended in a mistrial last week was sentenced this week to nearly 10 years in prison. Don R. Davis, Jr., 29, pleaded guilty to first-degree burglary, first-degree unlawful possession of a firearm, possession of a controlled substance and...

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THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2011

Plea deal expected after shooting mistrial

A judge has declared a mistrial in the case against a Spokane Valley man who was facing up to 50 years in prison following an attack on his ex-girlfriend and his former best friend. Superior Court Judge Jerome Leveque declared the mistrial Wednesday after a...

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 2011

Ex-lover on trial after shooting, chase

The criminal trial began Tuesday in a case the prosecution presented as an angry, drug-induced ex-lover threatening both his former girlfriend and his former best friend. Don R. Davis, 29, faces a total of 10 charges, including first-degree burglary, drive-by shooting and violation of a...

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 5, 2011

Shooter in cat fight claims self defense

A Spokane man accused of trying to kill another man during a dispute over a cat’s mess said the shooting was in self defense. Alan D. Kintner, 55, told sheriff’s deputies he shot Steven W. MCormick in self defense, according to court documents. Kintner remains...

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MONDAY, JAN. 3, 2011

Man shot in dispute over cat messes

A north Spokane man is facing an attempted murder charge after an argument over feline cleanliness led to gunfire that sent a roommate to the hospital, authorities said. Alan D. Kintner, 55, is due in Spokane County Superior Court this afternoon via video from the...

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FRIDAY, DEC. 17, 2010

Gregoire blocks release of cop shooter

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Gov. Chris Gregoire has blocked the release of an Iowa man convicted of nearly killing a Richland police officer 28 years ago, her office announced Friday. The governor signed the order Thursday night canceling the parole release of Jerry Dean Lain...

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