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2 plead innocent to murder-related charges

Two men pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges related to a fatal gang-related shooting in January. James C. Henderson, 33, is charged with first-degree rendering criminal assistance and conspiracy to commit second-degree assault, though his public defender, John Stine, said the case is "pretty thin."...

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Man deported in Jan. charged with murder

The roommate of a man found shot to death near Green Bluff last fall has been charged with his murder. But detectives haven’t arrested Miguel A. Rodriguez-Barbosa for the October slaying of Jesus Torres Valdovinos, 25 (pictured). The 19-year-old was deported to Mexico in January...

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FRIDAY, JULY 2, 2010


Murder for $7.25 gets man 31 years in prison

A convicted killer's lawyer called a judge's comments to the victim's family "one of the most moving statements I've ever heard a judge give" in a sentencing Tuesday in Spokane County Superior Court. Judge Jerome Leveque urged the family of Timothy Eby, who was stabbed...

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Mont. man arraigned in Grant Co. murder

(AP) A 29-year-old Montana man accused of fatally shooting a Grant County man has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder. David Emerson Nickels appeared in Grant County Superior Court on Tuesday and remains jailed on $5 million bail. He was arrested in Helena last week...

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MONDAY, JUNE 28, 2010

Suspects in gang murder: 1 jailed, 3 to go

A man charged in connection with a fatal shooting in January was arrested on Sunday. Christopher J. "Baby Boy" Route, 24, (left) is in jail on a probation hold and a felony charge of first-degree rendering criminal assistance after being booked into jail about noon....

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Love triangle alleged in Grant Co. murder

The suspect in the shooting death of a Grant County man in December was secretly dating the victim’s girlfriend, court documents allege. David E. Nickels, 29, is in jail on $5 million bond for a first-degree murder in connection with the Dec. 29 slaying of...

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Witness in gang murder agrees to secret deal

A witness in a gang-related murder pleaded guilty to two charges this morning in a sealed agreement with prosecutors. Antonio E. Cook, Jr., 28, (left) will remain in jail pending sentencing, which was not immediately scheduled. The deal drops several charges, including robbery, gun and...

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FRIDAY, JUNE 18, 2010


TUESDAY, JUNE 15, 2010

Man in wife's murder is competent for trial

A Stevens County man accused of killing his wife has been declared competent to stand trial after undergoing mental evaluations at Eastern State Hospital. Craig R. Cosby pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder last week. Trial is set for August. Cosby was 68 when called...

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MONDAY, JUNE 14, 2010

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FRIDAY, JUNE 4, 2010

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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Killer gets life in prison under 3 strikes law 

Convicted killer and career burglar David K. Brewzcynski received Wednesday the only sentence available to him — life in prison without the possibility of parole. Brewczynski, 44, was convicted of bludgeoning and shooting 80-year-old Kenneth Cross on Sept. 20, 2008. The April murder conviction was...

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Victim's grandma embraces killer's mother

RENO, Nev. (AP) — It was a single act of compassion in a courtroom chamber of horrors for the families of a convicted rapist and killer, his victims and their families. Minutes after the guilty verdict was read, Brianna Denison's grandmother extended her hands to...

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FRIDAY, MAY 28, 2010

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