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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.
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.
In findings released Tuesday, the Washington Department of Health has ruled that two Spokane County medical examiners “followed the standard of care” in 14 autopsies it was asked to review in cases in which several families questioned their findings.
Several jurors leaned forward with stern looks and put their hands over their mouths Thursday as prosecutors trucked out gruesome photographs showing what a bullet fired only inches away can do to the human face.
The daughter of a Spokane Valley woman believes the cause of her mother’s 2016 death is a clear as the plastic used to wrap her battered body before it was dumped on the side of a road near Cataldo, Idaho. But the investigation into 46-year-old Cindy Lou Zeppenfeld Bergan’s death stalled in April 2016 after Spokane County Medical Examiner Dr. John Howard determined that Bergan died from a probable heart attack and listed the manner of death as “natural.”
Three Spokane-area mothers are haunted by missing person reports, cause-of-death rulings and unsolved crimes. They are three mothers bonded by pain.
The Washington Department of Heath has launched an investigation into the Spokane County Medical Examiner’s Office following a complaint filed earlier this month by someone seeking a review of a series of recent cause-of-death rulings.
About 30 people gathered outside the Spokane County courthouse Monday afternoon, demanding answers for the deaths of two women who are believed to have been killed by the same man, KHQ reported.
A unusual dispute between investigators, prosecutors and the Spokane County Medical Examiner’s office regarding the findings of a 2012 autopsy has allowed a man linked to two Spokane killings to remain uncharged, records show.
A kidnapping suspect shot and killed by Spokane County deputies last summer suffered two gunshot wounds to the back, new documents show. Spokane County prosecutors are still reviewing whether the fatal shooting of Edward S. Gover, 47, was justified.