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Virtually nothing in Erik G. Sherman’s past indicated that he would be seated, in a jail jumpsuit on Friday, before a Superior Court Commissioner who complained that a plea agreement would not allow him to sentence Sherman to life in prison for the brutal beating death of his 20-day-old son.
A known gang member suspected of assaulting a child under his care in 2016 was found not guilty Thursday, wrapping up a trial that saw testimony from doctors, nurses, a forensic pathologist and the victim, now 5 years old.
The trial of a gang member accused of assaulting a 2-year-old girl in 2016 continued Thursday in Spokane Superior Court, as a forensic pathologist testified that the injuries the girl suffered were clearly the result of a fall.
The trial of a man accused of breaking the arms and legs of a 2-year-old girl started Monday in Spokane County Superior Court.
The trial of two men charged in connection with a shooting outside a Spokane Valley bar last February got under way Wednesday. Jarrod E. Veilleux, 30, is charged with attempted first-degree murder, and Terrance D. Riley, 33, is charged with first-degree rendering criminal assistance for helping the shooter get away.
The trial of two men charged in connection with a shooting outside a Spokane Valley bar last February got under way today.
Spokane County Superior Court Judge Kathleen O’Connor on Thursday described a series of random events that came together two years ago in an altercation that left a 24-year-old man dead and resulted in a 21-year prison sentence for the convicted felon who brought a knife to a fistfight. The judge sentenced Matthew M. Nedeau, 26, to 252 months in prison after a Spokane jury convicted him in April of second-degree murder in connection with the July 6, 2009, slaying of Vitaly Shevchuk.
Three families sobbed Friday as a Spokane jury returned guilty verdicts against a man and a woman who fought and killed another man in 2009. The jury found Matthew M. Nedeau and Maggie M. Tyler guilty of second-degree murder in connection to the July 6, 2009, slaying of 24-year-old Vitaly Shevchuk.
A jury will continue deliberating today in the second-degree murder trial of two defendants charged in the stabbing death of a Spokane man in July 2009. The incident began on July 6, 2009, when 24-year-old Vitaly M. Shevchuk yelled something at a car driven by Matthew M. Nedeau, then age 24. Nedeau, who had used methamphetamines, ecstasy and alcohol earlier in the evening, stopped and confronted Shevchuk, according to court accounts.