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Stories tagged: Annette Plese


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 24, 2017, 9:17 p.m.

Man accused of killing Cheney marijuana store employee walks back guilty plea, for now

Calm and collected, Donovan Culps told Superior Court Judge Annette Plese in court Tuesday that he was guilty of murdering Cameron Smith. “Guilty,” he said quickly from a TV monitor …


Spokane County’s $8 million ‘mistake’ in jail death given reprieve by judge

Judge Annette Plese granted a repreive to Spokane County staff who failed to respond to an $8 million lawsuit stemming from an August 2012 death in the Spokane County Jail.


Second teenager sentenced to 16 years for role in veteran’s death

The second teenager accused of killing World War II veteran Delbert “Shorty” Belton in the summer of 2013 received a 16-year prison sentence that draws to a close a case …


Adams-Kinard gets 20 years in death of WWII veteran

The families of a victim and his killer displayed grief, forgiveness and redemption Thursday as a Spokane judge sent 17-year-old Kenan Adams-Kinard to prison for 20 years in the beating …


Plea expected today in WWII veteran’s beating death

The news that murder suspect Kenan Adams-Kinard planned to plead guilty came as a relief to Bobbie Belton, the daughter-in-law of slain World War II veteran Delbert Belton. Adams-Kinard is …


Man pleads guilty in drug deal shooting

A former nightclub manager from Seattle pleaded guilty Wednesday to shooting a Spokane man in the buttocks to retrieve the $300 he previously gave the victim to purchase drugs in …


Spokane County ordered to pay $15,000 to judge

Spokane County must pay Judge Annette Plese more than $15,000 for unused vacation after she left her District Court position when elected to Superior Court, a federal judge has ruled. …


County will pay for judge’s unused vacation

Spokane County must pay Judge Annette Plese more than $15,000 for unused vacation after she left her District Court position when elected to Superior Court, a federal judge has ruled.


Judge orders suspect held on bond

The mother of the man charged with shooting his girlfriend in the face said the alleged victim now claims that the gun dropped, fired and shot her accidentally. Superior Court …


Shooter’s alleged helper will remain behind bars

A Spokane man accused of helping the fugitive who shot two deputies will remain jailed on $100,000 bond. Robert Lee “Bo” Ruth, 42, has seven felony convictions, 15 misdemeanor convictions …


Demolition firm wins 10-year battle with city

A judge on Wednesday decided that the way Spokane city officials enforce the hauling of construction waste is, quite frankly, garbage. Superior Court Judge Annette Plese sided with a local …


Man faces life sentence with ‘third strike’ over drive-by shooting

A Spokane man faces life in prison under the state’s “three-strikes” law after a jury convicted him in connection with a July 2009 shooting that injured two women. Jurors were …


Lower bail for crime suspects hurts bond businesses

Getting out of jail in Spokane County is getting cheaper. After years of inmate overcrowding and a push by the county to streamline the judicial system, prosecutors, defense lawyers and …


Life sentence in murder of 80-year-old man

Convicted killer and career burglar David K. Brewczynski received Wednesday the only sentence available to him – life in prison without the possibility of parole.