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TUESDAY, MAY 22, 2012

Shellye Stark testifies in Spokane County Superior Court March 12. She's charged with first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder for the Dec. 9, 2007, shooting death of her husband, Dale Robert Stark. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

11 of 12 jurors wanted to convict Moore

Shellye Stark testifies in Spokane County Superior Court on March 12, 2009. (SRarchives) One juror. That's what stood between Brian Leigh Moore and felony convictions for first-degree murder and conspiracy to first-degree murder. Eleven jurors wanted to convict Moore (pictured left) on both charges, but...

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4, 2012

Plea replaces life sentence w/ 3 years

A Spokane man whose three-strikes trial was halted because of concerns about racist comments made by jurors has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge. Bobby S. Galloway, 24, was sentenced to three years in prison for third-degree assault after pleading guilty last week before Superior...

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FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 2012

Witness sought in three-strikes case

Police are looking for a witness in an assault case that could put the defendant in prison for life. Morgan S. Snider, 23, (right) is expected to testify in the first-degree assault trial of Bobby S. Galloway, but police said this week that she still...

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MONDAY, JULY 11, 2011

Mistrial after juror blasts defense lawyer

PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) — A mistrial has been declared in a Kitsap County drug case after a juror was overheard expressing a desire to punch prominent Seattle defense attorney John Henry Browne in the nose. The Kitsap Sun reports that Browne, whose high-profile clients...

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THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2011

Man shot by police won't be retried

Prosecutors have dismissed assault charges against a man shot by Spokane Valley police in 2009. A jury was split 6-6 after Michael E. Young's trial last March in Spokane County Superior Court. Prosecutors decided not to pursue another trial, and Deputy Prosecutor Patrick Johnson dismissed...

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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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THURSDAY, MARCH 3, 2011

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 2, 2011

Criminal history leads to mistrial, again

A convicted burglar's criminal history has led to the wheels of justice getting derailed for him once again. Jury selection was underway Tuesday when attorneys asked if any of the 40 prospective jurors knew Gary D. McCabe, 45, who is accused of stealing more than...

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FRIDAY, JAN. 21, 2011

Juror links defendant to home burglary

A Spokane woman never imagined that serving on the jury of a burglar would solve her burglary, as well. “In all my time as a prosecutor, that’s the first time I had a juror solve her own case,” Deputy Prosecutor Bob Sargent said. “What are...

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MONDAY, APRIL 19, 2010

MONDAY, JULY 27, 2009

Second mistrial declared in rape case

A mistrial was declared in the trial of a young man accused of raping a woman at a party on Halloween 2007. Kevin A. Thompson is charged with second-degree rape for the alleged attack at a home in the Whitworth University area. Spokane County Superior...

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