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THURSDAY, FEB. 26, 2015


Ex-Spokane man faces life for murder 

A 27-year-old Pasco murder suspect facing life in prison under the three-strikes law got his first strike in Spokane County. Joseph William Hart pleaded not guilty Tuesday n Franklin County Superior Court for second-degree murder. Hart is accused of killing Rodger A. Lincoln, 53, outside...

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Pasco mom chases suspected burglar

PASCO, Wash. (AP) — A suspected teen burglar in Pasco took on the wrong opponent in a foot chase. Kim Robison didn't stop to think when her sister pointed at an intruder wearing a black, hooded jacket jumping from the second floor of her home...

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 22, 2010

Pasco man convicted of 5 murders

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Vicente Ruiz was convicted today of the 1987 slayings of five men and the wounding of a sixth in a Pasco garage in what a prosecutor called "the most heinous" crime in the history of Franklin County. A Spokane County Superior...

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TUESDAY, DEC. 21, 2010

FRIDAY, DEC. 17, 2010

Pasco murder trial wraps up in Spokane

(AP) — Vicente Ruiz decided not to take the witness stand Wednesday in the final day of testimony at his aggravated murder trial in Spokane.The Tri-City Herald reports jurors had a day off Thursday while lawyers debate jury instructions. The case is expected to go...

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TUESDAY, DEC. 7, 2010

Medical examiner is '87 murder witness

A Pasco murder trial moved to Spokane because of extensive publicity featured testimony Monday from Spokane County Medical Examiner John Howard.Howard performed autopsies on the five men killed in the 1987 Pasco body shop slayings and described their gunshot wounds to jurors.Three of the men,...

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THURSDAY, NOV. 18, 2010

Spokane jury hearing Pasco murder case

(AP) — Testimony continued today in the aggravated murder trial of a man accused of killing five people at a Pasco auto body shop 23 years ago.The trial of 46-year-old Vicente Ruiz was moved to Spokane County from Franklin County after two mistrials. Court officials...

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 10, 2010

Pasco murder trial starts in Spokane

(AP) — Jury selection is under way this week in Spokane for the third aggravated murder trial of a man accused of shooting five men in 1987 at a Pasco auto body shop.The trial of Vicente Ruiz was moved from Pasco to Spokane because of...

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