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Stories tagged: homicide

UPDATED: Wed., June 27, 2018

Officer charged with homicide in fatal shooting of teen

A white police officer was charged Wednesday with homicide in the shooting of an unarmed black teenager who was hit in the back while fleeing a traffic stop, a death …

UPDATED: Wed., June 13, 2018

Spokane Valley mother accused of killing her 6-month-old baby

A Spokane Valley mother has been arrested for killing her 6-month-old baby girl after initially telling detectives Monday that she had tripped and dropped the infant.

UPDATED: Thu., May 24, 2018

Man dies after stabbing in north Spokane

A man was killed late Wednesday in a fight in north Spokane.

UPDATED: Fri., May 18, 2018

Police investigating Thursday night fatal stabbing

Police are investigating the fatal stabbing of a man at about 11:30 p.m. Thursday near the 2400 block of West Cleveland Avenue in northwest Spokane, according to a news release. …

UPDATED: Fri., May 4, 2018

Rathdrum man charged with killing 7-month-old girl

A Rathdrum man has been charged with first-degree murder in the November death of a 7-month-old girl.

UPDATED: Mon., April 23, 2018

Second man pleads guilty to North Idaho road rage murder

An Idaho man pleaded guilty Monday to murder and robbery in the killing of a man that was sparked by road rage in 2016. Justin Roy Booth now faces life …

UPDATED: Thu., April 19, 2018

Woman found dead at Spokane recycling plant had been estranged from family for years

A woman found dead at a Spokane recycling plant earlier this month had been isolated for years, according to her family.

Assassin who killed a Spokane Daily Chronicle editor in the newsroom believed he was defamed in Titanic reports

The Titanic disaster was the spark that led a Russian lumberjack to shoot a Spokane Daily Chronicle editor dead in the newsroom on a Wednesday morning in late April 1912.

Witnesses say man killed himself playing Russian Roulette. His friends and family want more answers.

Spokane police are continuing to investigate a February shooting death near Chief Garry Park that was originally chalked up as an accident after a deadly game of Russian roulette.

UPDATED: Wed., April 11, 2018

Body found at Spokane recycling center leads police to home near Roosevelt Elementary School

Questions about a body discovered last week at a west Spokane recycling center have led police to a home on the lower South Hill.

UPDATED: Tue., April 10, 2018

Spokane police say man shot, killed woman during domestic dispute

A 49-year-old man is suspected of killing a woman Saturday evening during a domestic dispute in their bedroom in Spokane’s East Central neighborhood.

UPDATED: Fri., March 16, 2018

U.K. calls death of Russian businessman Glushkov a homicide

British police said Friday they have launched a murder investigation into the death of London-based Russian businessman Nikolai Glushkov after an autopsy revealed that he died from compression to the …

UPDATED: Tue., March 13, 2018

Airman shoots toddlers, their mother before killing himself

Authorities say a member of the U.S. Air Force in Washington state fatally shot his two young children and their mother before killing himself.

Former UM student charged with attempted deliberate homicide

A former University of Montana student is charged with two counts of attempted deliberate homicide in a Missoula convenience store shooting.

UPDATED: Fri., March 9, 2018

Man killed in north Spokane shooting

A man was killed Thursday night in a shooting that police believe occurred in north Spokane.

Security guard found dead in Vancouver, Washington, homicide

An on-duty security guard has been found dead in an apparent homicide in Vancouver, Washington.

Eastern Montana man arrested on suspicion of homicide

A 21-year-old eastern Montana man has been arrested in an apparent murder-attempted suicide in the death of a 21-year-old woman at a residence near Miles City.

Slain SCC instructor remembered as ‘a brilliant, very funny woman’

Jade Bost was known as a tough instructor, prone to speeding through lectures and surprising her students with tricky test questions.

UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 8, 2018

Murder suspect crashed into deputy’s car in Spokane Valley

William Bost was arrested on suspicion of killing his wife early Saturday, hours after crashing into a deputy’s patrol car in Spokane Valley.

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 4, 2018

Hours after fatal South Hill shooting, suspect was back at work in newspaper’s production facility

Hours after police say Anne Carpenter shot two people on the lower South Hill, the 23-year-old returned to work and handled newspapers that detailed her horrific alleged crime.

100 years ago in Spokane: Soup poisoned with strychnine suspected in farmer’s death

Peter Bayer, 60, a Garden Springs farmer, staggered into a neighbor’s home and said, “Oh, Jim, I’ve been poisoned eating soup.” He collapsed into a chair and died about 20 …

UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 23, 2017

After three-day manhunt, police arrest woman accused in South Hill shootings

Spokane police have arrested a woman accused of shooting and killing the owner of a South Hill apartment complex Tuesday.

UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 7, 2017

Murder charge dismissed against ex-Pasco cop accused in 1986 Spokane homicide

A murder charge against a former Pasco police officer accused of killing a Spokane woman in 1986 was dropped Wednesday as a result of DNA evidence.

100 years ago in North Idaho: Investigators determine that dad killed wife, 3 children by slashing their throats

Investigators determined that Mike Kelly of Rose Lake, Idaho, was responsible for the deaths of his wife, his three children, and himself. All five bodies were found in their house …

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 24, 2017

Boyfriend arrested, charged with murder after woman found dead in Newman Lake home

A woman was found dead in a Newman Lake home Friday morning and her boyfriend has been arrested, according to the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office.

Families, friends affected by homicide have support: Group meets monthly to share stories, emotions, pain

The Homicide Survivor Support Group in Spokane started in the 1990s and continued until 2004, when it disbanded for 10 years until being reactivated three years ago. Open to anyone …

Inmate death at Shelton prison investigated as homicide

OLYMPIA – Authorities said a 57-year-old man serving a life sentence for child molestation at the Washington Corrections Center near Shelton died over the weekend and police are investigating it …

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 21, 2017

Police: 3 Bellingham deaths were homicide, suicide

Authorities say the three people found dead in a Bellingham home Monday died by homicide and suicide.

100 years ago in Spokane: Man jailed for murder disavows friend accused of diamond robbery in Denver

Vivian Tozier, aka “Alaska Viv,”already notorious for her connection with the robbery and murder of a Spokane hotel landlady, was arrested in Denver for her part in a diamond caper. …

100 years ago in Colville: Jury acquits woman who shot and killed father and son while holding her baby

A Colville jury took only 20 minutes to acquit Margaret Hanshaw, 17, who was accused of shooting two neighbors to death – all while holding her baby in her arms. …