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Analysts Say O.J.’S Defense Losing Ground Evidence, Witness Credibility Leaving Fewer Options

Police Detective Mark Fuhrman. File/Associated Press


Senators Want To Warn Couples Of Hazards In Marriage The Measure, Sponsored Mostly By Women, Would Revise Wording Of Marriage Licenses

Marriage may be hazardous to your health, and it’s time Washington’s blissful betrothed be so informed when they apply for a marriage license, some state senators say. The handful of …


Hitting Close To Home Abuse Often Unpunished Experts Seek New Ways To Help Victims, Spouses

Spokane County Prosecutor Mark Lindsey remembers the faces of three women killed by escalating domestic violence. Photo by Dan Pelle/The Spokesman-Review


Cop’s Daily Hide And Seek Is No Game Accused Batterers Find They Can’t Hide From Protection Orders

The best weapon is courtesy, says patrolman Barbara Byington, who serves domestic violence protection orders. Photo by Sandra Bancroft-Billings/The Spokesman-Review


Group Wants To Shine Light On Help For Abuse

Members of the Spokane County Domestic Violence Consortium are proud of their efforts to spotlight an issue most people ignore. A lot has been accomplished, they say, and the next …


Terror To Last A Damaged Lifetime

During the first week of the O.J. trial, I didn’t expect to be sitting in a stranger’s kitchen, listening to tales of abuse from a woman whose scars curl like …


Hitting Close To Home In This Report

Family violence calls frustrate police. /A14 It took years and three marriages for Mitzi Judd to finally escape the cycle of domestic abuse. /A15 Where to get help in the …


Hitting Close To Home This Abuse Can, Must Be Stopped

It is not politically correct to blame the victims of battering for their fate. To ask: “Why don’t they just leave?” But our society must stop coddling victims by blaming …


Man Charged With Threatening His Wife

A Valley man was arrested after his wife told deputies he threatened to kill her early Sunday. Patrick M. Fitzsimmons, 28, E26512 Rowan, faces charges of domestic violence harassment and …


911 Tape Played For Simpson Jury Jurors Also Read Letter From O.J. Apologizing For 1989 Assault

Within minutes of reading letters in which O.J. Simpson apologized for beating his wife in 1989, promising never to do it again, the jury in his murder trial heard her …


Siblings Shot By Suicidal Mother Begin Therapy Boy, Sister Leave Florida For Rehabilitation In Ohio

A sister and brother shot three weeks ago by their despondent mother were whisked from Orlando by ambulance and airplane Wednesday for rehabilitation at Children’s Hospital in Cincinnati. Security guards …


Investigators Rule Deaths Murder-Suicide Jefferson County Authorities Say Mother Killed Sons, Girl, Then Herself

About one month after four deaths at a Rigby home, Jefferson County authorities say test results show the mother killed her two sons and a teenage girl, then shot herself. …


Teenager Will Be Tried As Adult 15-Year-Old Accused Of Killing Sister, Friend By Suffocation

Daniel Betournay arrives for a hearing in Walla Walla. Photo by Eric Sorensen/The Spokesman-Review


Prosecution Paints Simpson As Abuser, Killer Murdering Her Was ‘His Ultimate Act Of Control’

O.J. Simpson was a wife-beater who killed ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson because he could not control her and killed her friend Ronald Goldman because he got in the way, the …


Simpson Trial

Developments Tuesday in the O.J. Simpson trial: A man obsessed. Prosecution portrays Simpson as a man so obsessed with his ex-wife he killed her so no one else could have …


Woman Charged In Stabbing

A woman accused of stabbing her boyfriend in the leg was charged Monday with aggravated battery. Phyllis C. Cutler, 38, is accused of stabbing Steve L. Huntley, 36, with a …


Woman Accused Of Stabbing Man

A Boise construction worker was in stable condition Sunday after being stabbed, allegedly by a woman described as his longtime girlfriend. About 6 p.m. Saturday, Kellogg police responded to an …


Prisoner Stabs Wife; Officer Shoots Inmate

A Clallam Bay Prison officer shot an inmate who was stabbing his wife with a kitchen knife during a conjugal visit, officials say. Todd E. Hiivala, 29, a convicted murderer, …


Records From Women’s Shelter Subpoenaed

Prosecutors in the O.J. Simpson trial subpoenaed records from a battered women’s shelter that may have served Simpson’s slain ex-wife, according to court papers filed Friday. Sojourn Domestic Violence Center …


Police Charge Man With Felony Rape

A 34-year-old man accused of attacking his girlfriend was charged with felony rape Friday. Coeur d’Alene Police arrested William W. Leschke Thursday afternoon. A 27-year-old woman told investigators that Leschke …


Doctor Can’t Say If Mom Killed Self Pathologist Retracts Claim Of A Suicide In Quadruple Deaths

The Idaho Falls pathologist who performed the autopsies on four people found dead in a Rigby home last week has backed away from his initial statement that one of the …


Mother, 3 Teens Shot To Death

A mother, her two sons and a teenage friend were shot to death in the basement of the family’s home in this small farming community. No arrests were made as …