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Roy Murry, Richard Aguirre plead not guilty

Roy Murry, who is accused of killing three family members at a home in Colbert, and Richard Aguirre, who was linked through DNA evidence to the 1986 murder of a Spokane prostitute, entered not-guilty pleas this morning in Spokane County Superior Court.

Ex-Pasco officer charged with tampering with a witness in murder trial

A former Pasco police officer accused of killing a Spokane prostitute 29 years ago is now suspected of trying to find his former girlfriend and interfere with her cooperation with investigators. Richard Aguirre has made “concerted efforts” from jail to call a friend and a sister to find the woman, according to court documents.

Murder suspect Richard Aguirre accused of witness intimidation

Investigators say former Pasco police officer and murder suspect Richard Aguirre has made "concerted efforts" in jail phone calls to a friend and one of his sisters to contact a former girlfriend who is now a witness for the prosecution.

More people identified in explicit photos, videos kept by Aguirre

Investigators continue to identify people featured in the thousands of photos and videos depicting sex acts kept by murder suspect Richard Aguirre, and several women told police that Aguirre choked them during sex, according to court documents. Some women said the choking was light, while others reported it was violent and they were in fear for their lives, according to court documents filed this week. In some cases, Aguirre allegedly used a ligature.

Aguirre friend, family speak out

The family of murder suspect Richard Aguirre is questioning whether the Spokane County Prosecutor’s Office is trying to sway public opinion against the former Pasco police officer. “We would like to unequivocally state that Richard Aguirre is completely innocent of the charges of voyeurism and murder,” said family friend Tina Ledoux. “Rich is a kind, compassionate and dedicated family man who proudly served his country in the military before serving his community with distinction as a police officer.”

Haskell stands firm on leaks to former police officer Aguirre

Spokane County Prosecutor Larry Haskell is standing by statements made by one of his deputies suggesting law enforcement in Central Washington leaked information to a murder suspect. Meanwhile, Richard Aguirre’s attorney is asking a judge to throw out the $500,000 bond on a voyeurism charge imposed after the claims were made in court.

Haskell: No comment on Richard Aguirre leak accusations

Spokane County Prosecutor Larry Haskell said his office will not be releasing the details that led one of his deputies to accuse law enforcement in Central Washington of leaking information to murder suspect Richard Aguirre.

Franklin County sheriff decries allegation of possible leak in murder case

Franklin County Sheriff Jim Raymond is decrying the loss of public trust after a deputy prosecuting attorney said in a Spokane courtroom Friday that his department was suspected of feeding information to murder suspect and former Pasco police Officer Richard Aguirre, a charge Raymond says is false. But the source of the allegation remains unclear. Spokane County Prosecutor Larry Haskell has not released details and Spokane police Chief Frank Straub has referred questions to Haskell.

Pasco police, sheriff dispute leak allegation

Pasco police and the Franklin County sheriff are disputing that their agencies leaked information to Spokane murder suspect Richard Aguirre. Deputy Spokane County Prosecuting Attorney Kyle Treece said in court Friday that there is “reason to believe” that members of the Pasco Police Department and the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office leaked information to Aguirre, a former Pasco police officer accused of killing Ruby Doss in Spokane in 1986.

Cold-case murder suspect faces charge of voyeurism

Spokane County Jail records indicate that cold-case murder suspect Richard Aguirre is facing a new charge of voyeurism. Spokane police Capt. Eric Olsen verified the new charge Thursday evening but said he was informed of it by investigators after business hours and had not seen any documentation.