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Jury declares man guilty of robbing prostitute

A Spokane jury has found a man guilty of robbing and assaulting a Spokane prostitute he met through a Craigslist posting.

After the incident, Brad M. Self of Pinehurst, Idaho posted an online message warning others to stay away from the woman because she used heroin.

Last week, the Spokane County Superior Court jury heard the story of how Self and Iraq veteran Sean E. Boyd schemed to meet the woman and rob her in her Browne’s Addition apartment. Boyd pleaded guilty in the incident and has been cooperating with prosecutors in exchange for a reduced prison term. He’ll be sentenced Friday.

In his testimony last week, Boyd said the duo felt their illegal actions were “outweighed” by the prostitute’s drug use and they felt obligated to warn others about her.

Self and Boyd were charged with four counts of burglary, robbery, assault and unlawful imprisonment for the August 5, 2007 incident. The jury returned its verdict Tuesday afternoon.

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