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Colville boy found guilty in murder plot

COLVILLE — Calling the trial “the most serious of my career,” a Stevens County Superior Judge found the 11-year-old Fort Colville Elementary student who plotted to kill a female classmate earlier this year guilty of conspiring to commit first-degree murder.

Trial begins for Colville boy accused of murder plot

An 11-year-old boy sat in a Stevens County courtroom Thursday, plying a rubber band between his hands as lawyers tangled over admitting a handgun and knife as evidence the gradeschooler conspired to rape and murder a female classmate in February "because she was annoying."

Defense for Colville boy requests mental evaluation

The attorney for an 11-year-old Colville boy accused of plotting to rape and kill a classmate filed a motion today to have the boy’s competency evaluated. Stevens County Prosecutor Tim Rasmussen said the motion was granted and the boy will be evaluated by doctors at Eastern State Hospital. The tests will evaluate the boy’s ability to stand trial and his sanity.

No bail for suspect in pipe bomb murder plot

A suspected hitman-turned-informant who federal investigators say didn’t tell them he’d already planted a bomb on the car of a murder-plot target was ordered held without bail on Monday.

Woman sentenced in shooting plot

A 35-year-old Shoshone woman has been sentenced to at least 10 years in prison for a plot to kill her former father-in-law.