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In brief: Bail is $750,000 for murder suspect

The married boyfriend of convicted killer Shellye L. Stark must remain in Spokane County Jail on $750,000 bail, a judge ruled Tuesday. Brian L. Moore, 43, arrived at the jail …


Killer’s boyfriend fighting extradition to Spokane County

The boyfriend of convicted killer Shellye L. Stark, accused of helping her with a plan to kill her husband, will remain in California for at least a month as he …


Stark receives 50-year term

A murder that police say was committed for financial gain by a couple who met through prostitution has led to a prison sentence of nearly 51 years for the shooter. …


Killer sentenced to nearly 51 years in prison

Convicted killer Shellye L. Stark will spend more than 50 years in prison for shooting her husband to death in the estranged couple’s South Hill home more than two years …


Boyfriend accused of helping plan Stark murder

The murder of a Spokane man whose estranged wife gunned him down, then told sordid tales of forced prostitution and other spousal abuse in an unsuccessful attempt to beat the …


Stark’s boyfriend to be charged with murder

The boyfriend of a woman convicted of killing her husband in Spokane has been arrested in Orange County, Calif., in connection with the crime.


‘I shot him, and I need police’

The woman began the 911 call clearly, urging dispatchers to send help to the Maple Street home immediately: “I served my husband with a restraining order. He violated it! He …


Stark jury foreman speaks out

The moose that jumped in front of Karen Jachetta’s car as she drove to Spokane with the gun her sister Shellye L. Stark used to murder Dale Robert Stark was …


Jury convicts Stark of murder

Shellye L. Stark’s jaw dropped, her breathing grew heavy and she leaned on the defendant’s table to steady herself. She’d just learned a jury had convicted her of first-degree murder …


Stark convicted of first-degree murder

Shellye Stark was convicted this afternoon of first-degree murder in the shooting death of her estranged husband, whose bullet-riddled body was found slumped in the kitchen of their South Hill …


Prosecutors close case against Stark

Shellye L. Stark testified last week about a marriage she described as marred by abuse. Prosecutors used a piece of that testimony Tuesday as a foundation for their closing arguments …


Jury deliberations in Stark trial to continue Wednesday

The fate of a woman charged in the shooting death of her husband now rests with a Spokane jury.


Stark’s abuse called ‘very severe’

When Shellye L. Stark gunned down her husband in an early-morning confrontation, she was reacting to a marriage so rife with abuse that she suffered from battered women’s syndrome, the …


Husband had fetish, Stark says

It started in Hollywood. Months into her relationship with her future husband, Shellye L. Stark felt so pressured by him that she agreed to stand on a corner in California …


Stark says husband forced her to sell sex

It started in Hollywood. Months into her relationship with her future husband, Shellye L. Stark felt so pressured by him that she agreed to stand on a corner in California …


Slain man prone to violence, Starks’ son says

The Spokane man shot to death by his wife in what she said was self-defense was prone to “violent outbursts” and hit his son, the teen testified Monday, although he …


Jurors hear murder defendant’s call to 911

The woman began the 911 call clearly, urging dispatchers to send help to the Maple Street home immediately: “I served my husband with a restraining order. He violated it! He …


Detective says murder scene seemed staged

The woman began the 911 call clearly, urging dispatchers to send help to the Maple Street home immediately: “I served my husband with a restraining order. He violated it! He …


Stark’s murder trial opens

Shellye L. Stark didn’t just kill her husband – she planned the murder meticulously, prepared the crime scene and ordered her son and nephew out of the home before gunning …


Stark violates release terms, sent back to jail

A woman accused of killing her husband whose first-degree murder trial is expected to start this week is back in jail. Shellye L. Stark, 47, was jailed early Monday evening …


Stark back in jail after contact with witness

A woman accused of killing her husband whose first-degree murder trial is expected to start this week is back in jail. Shellye L. Stark, 47, was jailed early Monday evening …


Suspect’s boyfriend calls case unjust

A murder defendant’s boyfriend has amplified his criticism of the Spokane Police Department’s case over the past month, saying it has harassed him and his family in Orange County and …