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Pair found guilty in woman’s killing

Okanogan County jurors late Thursday convicted two Spokane residents in the 2009 murder of a pregnant woman near Tonasket. Tansy Fay-Arwen Mathis, 30, was found guilty of aggravated first-degree murder, …


Jury convicts two in murder of pregnant woman

Okanogan County jurors late Thursday convicted two Spokane residents in the 2009 murder of a pregnant woman near Tonasket.


Guilty plea in murder gets man 11-year term

A man who helped restrain a woman before his accomplice killed her was sentenced Tuesday to 11 years in prison. Matthew T. Shope, 19, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder for …


Pair on trial for ’09 killing

Two Spokane residents charged in the ice-pick slaying of a pregnant woman near Tonasket last year face life in prison if convicted by an Okanogan County jury this month. Tansy …


2 on trial for pregnant woman’s slaying near Tonasket

Two Spokane residents charged in the ice-pick slaying of a pregnant woman near Tonasket last year face life in prison if convicted by an Okanogan County jury this month.


Girl’s killer faces 12- to 20-year prison sentence

A Spokane man who murdered a 7-month-old girl and then assaulted her older brother faces 12 to 20 years in prison when he’s sentenced next month. Jereme J. Bassett, 24, …


Man pleads guilty to ‘08 murder of baby

A Spokane man who murdered a 7-month-old girl then assaulted her older brother faces 12 to 20 years in prison when he’s sentenced next month.


Trial starts in death of 80-year-old

A jury will soon decide whether a career burglar murdered an elderly Spokane Valley man in 2008. David K. Brewczynski, 44, is accused of killing 80-year-old Kenneth Cross in a …


Plea gets murderer 25-year term

Michael A. Quinones was drifting across the country in October 2008 when he broke down in Spokane. Before he left for Missoula, he left a bludgeoned young mother in his …


Shooter pleads guilty to Coeur d’Alene murder

A man who fatally shot another man after a fight at a Coeur d’Alene bar last year pleaded guilty this week to second-degree murder. Juan C. Aldana Villanueva, 23, is …


Police arrest man linked to north Spokane shooting

Another suspect has been arrested in connection with an unsolved gang-related shooting in January.


Man in fatal Coeur d’Alene shooting pleads guilty

A man who fatally shot another man after a fight at a Coeur d’Alene bar last year pleaded guilty this week to second-degree murder.


Italy murder convict blames Knox and ex-boyfriend

A man convicted in the 2007 slaying of a British student has written a letter implicating his co-defendants and denying he had ever said they had nothing to do with …


Spokane homicide case ‘not a simple investigation’

Witnesses to Spokane’s only homicide this year share a common theme, police say: All were there, but all say they know nothing about the early morning shooting that left a …


Grant County teen killed in drive-by shooting

A Grant County teenager was killed Sunday in a drive-by shooting that also injured another boy in the ankle.


Defense seeks dismissal of murder charge for fetus

Defense attorneys for a Moscow man accused in the slaying of his wife and unborn child are asking a judge to throw out the murder charge related to the fetus.


Reasons for Knox guilty verdict released in Italy

The brutal murder of a British college student in Italy by American Amanda Knox and her former Italian boyfriend was not premeditated, the judges who convicted them said in a …


Accomplice in stabbing death gets 2 years in prison

The third and last defendant pleaded guilty today to charges stemming from his role in a fight that ended in the stabbing death of a Spokane man last year.


Police find gun used in slaying

A gang member involved in a fatal shooting five years ago was in possession of the gun that police believe was used to kill a man outside a north Spokane …


Evidence seized in deadly north Spokane shooting

Police have seized guns and drugs as part of their probe into the city’s first homicide this year, a suspected gang-related shooting early Sunday in a north Spokane alley. Multiple …


One dead in Spokane attack

Early morning gunfire left a man dead in today in Spokane, police said.


Police are still probing death

One year ago today, 2-year-old Karina Janay Moore died from injuries she sustained 10 days earlier in her Post Falls foster home. Police received the call at two seconds after …


Man told police he killed for revenge in Mattawa homicides

A man accused of shooting three people to death in Mattawa Monday night told police he was angry at the men for raping a friend, according to court documents filed …


Authorities investigating triple homicide in Grant County

Grant County sheriff’s detectives are investigating a triple homicide that occurred late Monday in Mattawa near the Columbia River, said Undersheriff John Turley.


Documents: Man accused of murder said wife wanted divorce

A Mead man accused of killing his wife told their son he was stabbing the woman because she wanted a divorce, according to newly filed court documents.


Italy: No issues with U.S. over Knox verdict

The murder conviction of U.S. student Amanda Knox has not damaged U.S.-Italian relations, despite suggestions the verdict was tainted by anti-American sentiment and negligence by investigators, a top Italian diplomat …


U.S. student Knox sentenced to 26 years in Italy

A jury in Italy convicted American college student Amanda Knox of murdering her British roommate and sentenced her to 26 years in prison shortly after midnight Saturday.


U.S. suspect Knox urges Italian court to free her

American student Amanda Knox, fighting back tears, told the Italian court trying her for the murder of her British roommate that she doesn’t want to be branded an assassin.


Husband faces charges in stabbing death of wife

A Mead husband faces first-degree murder charges in connection with an attack in which is wife was killed and his son was injured.


Knox’s defense begins closing arguments in Italy

A defense lawyer for Amanda Knox, accused in the 2007 slaying of her British roommate in Italy, argued Tuesday that evidence in the case isn’t sufficient to convict the American …