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UPDATED: Wed., July 31, 2019, 8:56 p.m.

Woman accused of killing her child’s grandmother found competent, pleads not guilty

A woman accused of killing of her child’s grandmother was found competent to stand trial and pleaded not guilty Tuesday after completing a psychological evaluation at Eastern State Hospital.


UPDATED: Thu., July 12, 2018, 4:49 p.m.

Judge decides competency of man accused of mailing explosives

A federal judge ruled Thursday that a Washington state man accused of mailing explosive devices to government agencies in the Washington, D.C., area is not competent to help with his …


Appeals court throws out 7-day competency evaluation order

A federal appeals court has overturned an order requiring Washington state health officials to provide competency evaluations to mentally ill defendants within seven days of a judge’s order.


Duncan targeted Spokane child

Before Joseph Duncan murdered a 9-year-old North Idaho boy in 2005, he set his sights on a Spokane child, posing as a prospective renter and touring a Spokane duplex with …