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100 years ago in Spokane: More twists and turns in Maurice P. Codd murder trial

In another shocking development, the son of a juror was arrested for witness tampering. Fred Botts was the son of C.E. Botts, a juror who died shortly after the trial. Fred Botts was accused of preventing Beatrice Sant, another key defense witness, from appearing before the grand jury. The younger Botts was accused of keeping her “in hiding, with the intent to obstruct the course of justice.”

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Spokane volleyball coach at center of Sheriff’s Office controversy sentenced in child porn case

UPDATED: Wed., May 18, 2022

Richard D. Wright Jr. pleaded guilty in February to receipt of child pornography after FBI investigators discovered more than 600 explicit images at his home in Spokane Valley. Wright had coached at Lewis & Clark High School and a club team that included the daughter of Spokane County Sheriff's Deputy Craig Chamberlin, whom Wright asked for a character reference letter in the middle of his case. 

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