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As an undergrad, Bevan Maxey didn’t start out thinking he’d go into law.
Just a week after Freeman High School observed a moment of silence to remember Sam Strahan, a Spokane County judge rescheduled the first-degree murder trial of Caleb Sharpe to Oct. 5, 2020, just more than three years after the school shooting that killed Sam and injured three girls.
A judge on Friday set an Oct. 7 trial date for accused Freeman High School shooter Caleb Sharpe, but the defense attorney indicated that the trial is likely not to occur in two months.
Accused Freeman High School shooter Caleb Sharpe, 17, will face trial for first-degree murder as an adult, a judge ruled on Tuesday.
The biggest legal question stemming from the Freeman High School shooting was not necessarily who pulled the trigger: It was whether the young man who was caught at the scene, admitted to committing the crime and was caught on video would be tried as a juvenile or an adult.
Freeman High School custodian Joe Bowen launched Sept. 13, 2017, like most days. He unlocked all the doors to the school before marching up to fix two toilets in the girl’s bathroom on the second floor. Bowen had fixed one toilet and started on the second when he heard a series of pops.
Nearly two years in the waiting, attorneys finally began on Monday presenting evidence to determine whether accused Freeman High School shooter Caleb Sharpe will be tried for murder as a juvenile or an adult.
Caleb Sharpe turns 18 in October. But in July – 22 months after the then 15-year-old sophomore allegedly opened fire at Freeman High School – a court will decide whether he should be tried for murder as a juvenile or adult.
Prosecutors have again delayed a hearing to determine whether suspected Freeman High School shooter Caleb Sharpe will be tried as a juvenile or adult.
After being freed from three years of living as the accused killer of a boy she rescued from a life of foster homes, Cynthia L. Khaleel sat at the court table Tuesday and sobbed.
Cynthia L. Khaleel was either a “supermom” who lost her temper and did something to fracture the skull of her adoptive nephew; or she was wrongfully charged with murder for a tragic accident that killed a 5-year-old boy.
So many things about the two-week long murder trial of a Chattaroy woman didn’t fit the stereotypical image of a suspect with a long criminal history fighting for freedom after some terrible event.
A day after the jury viewed gruesome photos of a 5-year-old’s fractured skull, the defense attorney for accused killer Cynthia L. Khaleel brought his own medical expert to suggest that the blow that ended the troubled boy’s life could have come from a short fall.
Five-year-old Gary Blanton III either accidentally fell from his brother’s crib and fractured his skull, or the boy became the assault victim of a frustrated aunt whose nerves snapped as she tried her best to play the role of a “super mom.”
A judge ruled Monday that all the statements that Caleb Sharpe gave Spokane County sheriff’s detectives just minutes after the Freeman High School shooting can be used in the hearing to determine whether he faces a murder charge as an adult.
A convicted felon from Stevens County now faces a minimum of 123 years in prison after a jury found him guilty today of 21 new felonies that were tied to the slaying last year of a Colville man.
A jury found 37-year-old William L. Hagy not guilty on the charge of vehicular homicide Tuesday after a weeklong trial. “I’m very happy and relieved for Mr. Hagy,” defense attorney Bevan Maxey said. “It’s been a horrible experience, first the discovery of this gentleman under his vehicle … and then having to stand trial.”