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Two men arrested on arson charges

Two men are accused of helping a Spokane felon burn the home of a man he’s charged with killing, the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday.

Suspect: Sex abuse claim triggered slaying

A suspect in the murder of a Spokane man told investigators he beat and strangled the victim with an electrical cord after the man began talking about molesting a relative of the suspect, documents released today say.

‘Graphic’ attack likely leaves inmate blind

A violent inmate who tortured and killed his cellmate at the Spokane County Jail six years ago, resulting in a $180,000 settlement by the county, is accused of gouging out another cellmate’s eye at Airway Heights Corrections Center this week. Michael L. West, 34, attacked Chad E. Bolstad, 25, on Sunday night in a cell the men shared with another inmate, officials said Wednesday.

Wanted felon arrested in house fire, death

A felon already wanted by the state Department of Corrections was arrested Wednesday on murder and arson charges related to a suspicious fire near the Hangman Valley Golf Course. Ryan D. Corkery, 27, was detained at a North Hutchinson Road motel Wednesday, near where police found a car belonging to William Frazier Hanel.

Killer suspected of 2nd attack on a cellmate

A man who tortured and killed his cellmate at the Spokane County Jail six years ago is now suspected of gouging out the left eye of a cellmate at Airway Heights Corrections Center.

Boy’s fatal injury recounted

A Post Falls baby sitter accused of murdering a 3-year-old boy told police after failing a polygraph test, “I hurt a poor little defenseless boy ... And it was all my fault,” documents released Tuesday say. Amanda L. Skogen, 25, remains in Kootenai County Jail on $1 million bail after appearing in 1st District Court on a first-degree murder charge Tuesday.