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Thursday, October 29, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Two acquitted in shooting at bar

A Spokane County jury exonerated two Montana men Friday of a shooting last February inside the Oasis Tavern in Spokane Valley. While the jury found 30-year-old Jarrod E. Veilleux not guilty of attempted first-degree murder and first-degree assault, it found him guilty of being a felon in possession of a firearm. The jury also exonerated his friend, Terrence D. Riley, 33, of rendering criminal assistance to Veilleux during the Feb. 24 shooting. They had argued the shooting was accidental.

Trial begins for gruesome tire iron attack

A Spokane County jury today saw graphic photographs and heard descriptions of the tire-iron attack last year against a man who came to the United States as a refugee from Iraq after helping the U.S. military

Former suspects released in assault case

The investigation into what was reported as the attempted murder of a father and the kidnapping of a young boy has been reopened after charges were dismissed against a couple originally implicated in the attack. Authorities have released 30-year-old Gary L. Houchins and 19-year-old Cecelia L. Rocha after accusing them of the brutal attack based on witness statements.

Defense lawyers claim overkill on Hoopfest charges

Defense attorneys told a judge today that prosecutors don’t have a legal basis for a long list of attempted murder charges levied against three of four men in connection with a shooting at Hoopfest that injured three bystanders.

Trial set in bridge-pushing case

The man charged with trying at gunpoint to force his estranged wife’s male companion to jump over a highway bridge was given a July 20 trial date Wednesday. David Earl Epley, 36, faces two counts of first-degree kidnapping and one count of attempted first-degree murder in connection with the incident reported early May 13. Epley pleaded innocent in Spokane County Superior Court to all charges.