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THURSDAY, OCT. 7, 2010

Pregnant lady shot by WSP faces charges

An unarmed pregnant woman shot during a drug raid in Spokane nearly two weeks ago faces felony crack cocaine charges under a police recommendation announced Wednesday. Keamia D. Powell, 24, gave birth shortly after she was shot in the shoulder Sept. 24 at 1405 N....

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FRIDAY, OCT. 1, 2010

WSP sergeant says shooting was accidental

A Washington State Patrol sergeant who shot an unarmed pregnant woman during a drug raid last week has told investigators it was “an accidental discharge,” sheriff’s officials announced Thursday. Sgt. Lee Slemp (left, in 2006) said he accidentally fired his weapon as the woman, whose...

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WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 29, 2010

WSP chief denies accidental shooting rumors 

The chief of Washington State Patrol said Tuesday he has no reason to believe last week’s shooting of an unarmed pregnant woman in Spokane was accidental. “I don’t have anything to lead me to believe that,” Chief John Batiste said Tuesday during an interview with...

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