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Sirens & Gavels stabbings archive

TUESDAY, JULY 31, 2012

Victim says sexuality prompted attack

A knife assault that nearly killed a man early Saturday began after the victim described himself as gay, according to Spokane police. The 28-year-old victim was drinking with a friend at a home in the 400 block of South Fiske Street when a man approached...

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THURSDAY, JULY 19, 2012

Arrest in attack that nearly severed leg

Two suspects have been identified in a brutal stabbing on Monday that left a woman with a huge cut on her scalp and a right upper leg sliced nearly to the bone. Marquis D. Jackson, 28, and Kelsey K. Peone, 23, are charged with first-degree...

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 18, 2012

Tips sought on missing stabbing suspect

A 19-year-old Spokane man is wanted in connection with a stabbing at a party in January. Devenir X. Lewis, 19, was to begin trial July 9 for first-degree assault, but he never showed up. A $15,000 warrant was issued after he failed to show up...

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THURSDAY, JUNE 28, 2012

Convicted killer arrested in CdA stabbing

Police on Wednesday arrested a convicted killer accused of trying to kill another man in a stabbing Monday night north of Coeur d’Alene. James H. Kountz, 56, was arrested about 5:40 p.m. in the same wooded area near U.S. Highway 95 and Wilbur Avenue where...

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SATURDAY, JUNE 16, 2012

TUESDAY, MAY 29, 2012

MONDAY, MAY 7, 2012

Police still are looking for information about a car battery found near the scene of a fatal stabbing last Thursday.  (Spokane Police Department)

2 cars seized; murder probe continues 

Police today seized two cars near the scene of last week's homicide as part of an ongoing effort to find any possible evidence related to the case. "At this point, we need anything and everything," said Officer Jennifer DeRuwe, spokeswoman for the Spokane Police Department....

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TUESDAY, MAY 1, 2012

2 homicide victims killed each other

A fight over an old car near a remote Pend Oreille County lake led to a rare double homicide in which investigators believe the victims killed each other. No arrests are expected in the homicides of Richard “Richie” R. Hill, 18, and Steven Quinn Divine,...

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THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2012

Man, 20, sentenced for 2nd strike

Dressed in long shorts, sneakers with no socks and a collarless shirt, Cole M. Kendall stood before a judge Wednesday and entered an Alford plea for stabbing two people last year at an underage drinking party. Still six months shy of legal drinking age, Kendall...

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TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2012

Cops: Assailant requested bigger knife

A woman accused of stabbing her longtime boyfriend said she wanted a bigger knife so she could cut him deeper, witnesses told police. Cathleen A. Parke, 50, was arrested Saturday at an apartment on North Washington Street in Medical Lake after deputies found her boyfriend,...

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TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 2012

Bizarre stabbing leads to $250k bond

A bizarre stabbing at a north Spokane apartment late Saturday led to the arrest of a 20-year-old man. Spokane police say the woman Kurt J. Clausen is accused of stabbing has no idea why he attacked her. She said Clausen said nothing during the incident,...

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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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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 29, 2012

Man pleads not guilty in fatal stabbing

A man accused of stabbing another man to death in downtown Spokane pleaded not guilty Tuesday to a second-degree murder charge. David J. Fagundes, Jr., 34, is accused of killing Casey W. Anderson, 23, during a fight that included Anderson peppery spraying Fagundes, according to...

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MONDAY, FEB. 20, 2012

Body found downtown; suspect arrested

A man was found dead from a stab wound in a downtown Spokane street early Sunday. The man has not been publicly identified, but suspect David Joseph Fagundes, Jr., 34, has been jailed on a second-degree murder charge. The victim was found near the intersection...

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FRIDAY, FEB. 10, 2012

Spokane stabbing suspect turns self in

A Spokane man accused of stabbing his ex-girlfriend's new beau turned himself into police Thursday. Ezra Lawerence Bedeski, 35, faces a first-degree assault charge for the stabbing Tuesday about 9 p.m. outside the Walgreens at 2105 E. Wellesley Ave. The victim, Jared Reichenberg, 26, needed...

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FRIDAY, DEC. 30, 2011

Woman arraigned for attempted murder 

A teenager accused of attempted murder for a knife assault at a party has pleaded not guilty. Kiana M. Murphy, who turned 18 two days before the Oct. 30 incident, allegedly stabbed a teen boy twice in the stomach during an argument about gang affiliations,...

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TUESDAY, DEC. 27, 2011

2 arrested after citizens witness burglary

Two burglary suspects were arrested early this morning after citizens witnessed a break-in at an east Spokane convenience store. Officers located Carl J. Biamond 18, and Jelemeto B. Akilang, 20, near North Magnolia Street and East Tilsley Place after citizens observed two men breaking into...

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THURSDAY, DEC. 8, 2011

Woman wanted for attempted murder

Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for a teenager accused of attempted murder for a knife assault at a party. Kiana M. Murphy, who turned 18 two days before the Oct. 30 incident, allegedly stabbed a teen boy twice in the stomach during an argument...

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 30, 2011

Stabbing in West Central leads to arrest

A man was booked into jail after allegedly stabbing his roommate in West Central Spokane Monday. Robert Aron Young, 30, was booked into Spokane County Jail Monday for first-degree assault, domestic violence. The victim, Davis D. Botts, was taken to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center...

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 27, 2011

1 arrested for stabbing near fire station

A firefighter standing outside a station at West 1st Avenue and South Walnut Street Friday witnessed a stabbing and treated the victim's head injury, authorities say. Dean Carr was on the south side of the fire station when he saw a man approach two people...

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WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 14, 2011

Woman sentenced in road rage murder

A young mother sobbed and promised the family of the man she stabbed to death during a chaotic road rage confrontation two years ago that she would take it all back if she could. Instead, a judge sentenced her today to nearly 16 years in...

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TUESDAY, AUG. 23, 2011

2 murder charges dropped in plea deals

Two Spokane residents arrested on murder charges in Benewah County face less than a year in custody under recent plea agreements. Kelly A. Miller, 40, (left) and Stephen Milton, 22, (right) pleaded guilty to felony criminal accessory charges for helping Miller's husband, Jody Miller, 40,...

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Felon accused of stabbing man in back

A suspect has been arrested for an assault in which a man was stabbed in the back. Stephen J. Heidt, 26, was arrested Friday, one week after a stabbing that left Daniel Kelly, 30, with a stab wound in his back. Spokane police responded to...

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THURSDAY, AUG. 18, 2011

2nd suspect arrested in hotel stabbing

Spokane police on Wednesday arrested a second suspect for an attempted gunpoint robbery at a motel last month. Walter S. Reiter, 31, is due in Superior Court this afternoon on robbery, assault and unlawful possession of a firearm charges for an incident at the Comfort...

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