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Sirens & Gavels manslaughter archive

FRIDAY, AUG. 17, 2012

Accused bear spray robber gets $10,000 bond

The man accused of using bear spray to commit two robberies was ordered held on a $10,000 bond for a companion charge of assault. Jeffrey M. Matthews, 29, appeared Friday before Superior Court Judge Annette Plese. However, documents had not yet arrived regarding two other...

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TUESDAY, JUNE 12, 2012

Manslaughter charge in mother's death

A Spokane man has been charged with manslaughter after investigators say he neglected his elderly mother while in a drunken stupor last year. Glen Douglas Rosier, 67, left jail on $10,000 bond this weekend after his arrest on two felony charges for the death of...

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MONDAY, MAY 21, 2012

Bonner Co. killer faces new gun charge 

A Bonner County man who served 10 years in prison for the shooting death of his girlfriend in 1999 could be headed to federal prison under a recent indictment. George John Bondurant is accused of possessing a a Remington 20-gauge shotgun on May 8, according...

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MONDAY, JUNE 27, 2011

Woman gets 15 years for fatal shooting

SANDPOINT, Idaho (AP) — A 45-year-old Clark Fork woman has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for the shooting death of her boyfriend during an argument in a recreational vehicle north of Priest River last fall. Lorraine Kathryn Kenitzki was sentenced Thursday in 1st...

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TUESDAY, APRIL 26, 2011

Man gets 10 years for beating death

A Spokane transient has been sentenced to 10 ½ years in prison for the slaying of a 46-year-old man last April. Roland E. Benton II, 35, pleaded guilty last month to first-degree manslaughter with a deadly weapon for the beating death of Douglas J. Klages....

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 2011

Transient faces 10-12 years for slaying

A Spokane transient faces 10 to 12 years in prison after pleading guilty to manslaguther for the beating death of a man last April. Roland E. Benton II pleaded guilty Friday to first-degree manslaughter with a deadly weapon in the slaying of Douglas J. Klages,...

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TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 2011

Man in '97 slaying gets 7 years for gun

A convicted killer arrested in a widespread methamphetamine investigation was sentenced to seven years in prison Monday for a gun charge. Christopher Clay Gober, 32, was on probation when a search was conducted on his hotel room in Coeur d'Alene last April. Investigators say they...

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MONDAY, MARCH 7, 2011

A federal agent walks past the front of the Hells Angels clubhouse on the 1300 block of East Sprague Thursday, March 3, 2011.  The Federal Bureau of Investigation raided the motorcycle club's building, but released few details about their investigation. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

Biker's arrest pleases '01 victim's mother

Dolores Taylor heard the news from her daughter, who lives in Pullman. "She said 'I finally have some good news. He's been arrested again," Taylor recalled during a phone call Friday from her east Texas home. Taylor was referring to Ricky Jenks. Jenks, arrested Thursday...

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 15, 2010

Baby sitter pleads guilty to manslaughter

A baby sitter who pushed a 3-year-old Post Falls boy, resulting in a fatal head injury, pleaded guilty Tuesday to voluntary manslaughter. Amanda L. Skogen, 26, faces up to 15 years in prison when she’s sentenced early next year in Kootenai County District Court. Skogen...

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THURSDAY, DEC. 2, 2010

Baby sitter charged w/ manslaughter

A baby sitter accused of killing a 3-year-old Post Falls boy will be charged with involuntary manslaughter, a judge ruled this week. Kootenai County prosecutors had sought to charge Amanda L. Skogen, 26, with first-degree murder, punishable by up to life in prison or the...

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TUESDAY, NOV. 23, 2010

3-crash survivor pleads guilty in fatality

A man who has survived three one-car crashes on the same road near Plummer, Idaho, has pleaded guilty to manslaughter for an August 2009 crash. Joseph Michael Matt, Jr., 25, of Worley, was speeding and under the influence of alcohol and methamphetamine when he lost...

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FRIDAY, OCT. 8, 2010

Accidental shooting kills vengeful beau

A Bonner County woman accidentally shot and killed her boyfriend as she tried to stop him from seeking revenge on her assailant, investigators said today. Lorraine K. Kenitzki, 45, is in jail on $10,000 bond for involuntary manslaughter after Erik Foust, 41, died of a...

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 14, 2010

Idaho man admits '07 slaying in Coolin

A North Idaho man set to go to trial this week instead pleaded guilty to charges that carry up to 15 years in prison. Keith Allan Brown, 49, (right) entered Alford pleas last Wednesday in Bonner County District Court to voluntary manslaughter and accessory to...

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FRIDAY, JULY 16, 2010

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THURSDAY, JAN. 21, 2010

Accused killer backs out of deal

A man arrested in a fatal stabbing last year turned down a plea deal today that would have sent him to prison for two years on riot charges. Instead, Christopher Harper, 28, will go to trial on one count of second-degree murder for the March...

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