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Boutique dedicated to murder victim and her cause

Rebecca Schiering has long been an inspiration to the women living at St. Margaret’s Shelter. The Spokane Valley woman escaped drug addiction and an abusive relationship, found stability at the shelter and went on to open a successful clothing consignment store.

Man gets 62 years for two murders

A Spokane man has been sentenced to serve more than 62 years in prison after he was convicted earlier this fall of killing two people in 2009.

1 dead in Grant County shooting

A man in his early 20s was shot and killed in Mattawa, Wash., on Sunday. No one has been arrested in the murder and no suspects have been named.

Detective says woman accused of murder confessed

WATERVILLE, Wash. – The woman accused of murdering Michelle Kitterman told an investigator on March 31, 2009, that she wanted to tell the truth about her feelings toward the murder victim. “She said the truth was she wanted Michelle gone, the baby dead and her husband back,” Okanogan County Detective Mike Murray told the jury Friday in Douglas County Superior Court.

Murder suspect fights return from Montana

A murder suspect who is a person of interest in at least three other Spokane slayings in the mid-1980s is fighting extradition from Montana. Gary L. Trimble, 62, is in jail in Teton County, Mont., charged in Spokane County with first-degree murder for the Dec. 24, 1986, strangulation of Dorothy E. Burdette.

Teen killer’s demands helped police solve case

The phone call to police on Christmas Eve 1976 promised more slayings if police didn’t pay $10,000. “He said two more people would be killed with a .32 pistol and their throats would be cut,” then-Deputy Police Chief Robert Colliton told the Spokane Daily Chronicle.

Discovery of decomposed remains unraveled mystery

Her decomposed remains were wrapped in a bed sheet in a plastic bag, and hidden in thick brush in Spokane’s Peaceful Valley. But it wasn’t a full body: Eva L. Barnhart’s arms, legs and head were missing.

DNA profile links felon to ’86 killing

DNA has linked a Montana man to a Spokane woman’s 1986 slaying, and police are checking to see if his biological profile is a match in at least three other unsolved homicides in Spokane that bear striking similarities. Gary L. Trimble, 62, of Lincoln, Mont., faces a first-degree murder charge in the death of Dorothy E. Burdette, who was found dead in High Bridge Park on Christmas Day 1986. Police said she’d been severely beaten and appeared to have been sexually assaulted. She died of asphyxiation.

DNA evidence solves 1986 Spokane murder, police say

DNA has linked a Montana man to a Spokane woman’s 1986 murder, and police are checking to see if his biological profile is a match in at least three other unsolved murders in Spokane that bear striking similarities. Gary L. Trimble, 62, of Lincoln, Mont., faces a first-degree murder charge in the death of Dorothy E. Burdette, who was found dead in High Bridge Park on Christmas Day 1986.

Two held on bond in suspected arson

Two men who police say helped a murder suspect burn his victim’s home were ordered to stay in jail on $100,000 bond Wednesday.