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Dec. 29, 2013, midnight
A life in prison has not silenced Christopher Jack Reid. The former porn star and convicted Pullman rapist continues to share his thoughts with friends and others through an edgy Twitter account and has relied on YouTube to publish a lengthy series of videos that proclaim his innocence by arguing that the victim was manipulated by authorities into giving testimony filled with lies.
Dec. 26, 2013, 6:20 p.m.
Marjory Halvorson, a longtime fixture in Spokane’s musical world, died Christmas Day after a battle with pancreatic cancer. She was 73 years old.
Dec. 21, 2013, midnight
A Spokane man won’t have to register as a sex offender or serve any time behind bars under a plea deal after being charged with molesting a disabled 14-year-old boy. Anthony Ray Bumgardner, 54, lived next door to the boy, who has multiple disabilities including cerebral palsy. On Aug. 29, 2012, the victim went to his house, where Bumgardner touched the boy inappropriately and without his permission, according to the boy’s testimony.
Dec. 19, 2013, midnight
Sheriff’s dog Deacon lays close to the ground, ready to pounce. His eyes train on the “bad guy,” who stands several yards away. It only takes a few words from Deacon’s handler, Deputy Tyler Kullman, before the German shepherd is on Officer Paul Buchmann. His teeth sink into a tube of armor Buchmann wears on his arm to protect himself.