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Two arrested in Grant County homicide

Grant County resident Juan “Pookie” Vasquez was shot to death after his alleged killers mistook him for a person who stole a small baggie of marijuana, authorities said today.


Dispute in bar turns deadly

An apparent barroom altercation turned deadly early Saturday morning in Coeur d’Alene. Timothy I. Williams, who went by the name Timothy Wolfe, of Worley, Idaho, was shot in the head …


Suspect in ice-pick slaying surrenders

A fourth suspect wanted in connection with an ice-pick slaying of a pregnant woman near Tonasket turned himself in to Spokane police Sunday night, authorities said Monday. David E. Richards, …


Fourth person arrested in pregnant woman’s death

A fourth suspect wanted in connection with an ice-pick slaying of a pregnant woman near Tonasket turned himself into Spokane police on Sunday night, authorities said this morning.


Affair may have triggered ice pick slaying

A Tonasket woman who was beaten and stabbed to death with an ice pick a month ago was the apparent victim of a murder-for-hire plot that stemmed from an alleged …


One arrested, one sought in slaying of pregnant woman

A Spokane woman was arrested early Thursday in connection with the slaying of a pregnant Okanogan County woman earlier this month, and a Spokane man with an extensive criminal record …


Hit-and-run victim in critical condition

A 22-year-old Spokane Valley man was reported in critical condition Monday, and another man was taken into custody after a hit-and-run Sunday night in Spokane Valley. The injured man was …


Men sought for questioning in Adams Co. homicide

Three young men are being sought for questioning in Adams County in connection with a homicide last Wednesday evening in Othello.


Tonasket death considered homicide

No foul play was suspected when Okanogan County Sheriff’s deputies first found a 25-year-old woman dead in a driveway near Tonasket. But after an autopsy, Sheriff Frank Rogers says the …


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 …


Lewiston husband held as suspect in death of wife

Detectives say they are still trying to contact potential witnesses and sort through details surround a suspicious death of a Lewiston woman.


Murder case: No-contact order in 1997

A no-contact order filed two months after Becky and Uriah Brosnan were married in 1997 showed early signs of domestic abuse. After that, there were no police reports or repeated …


Domestic violence doesn’t always leave paper trail

A no-contact order filed two months after Becky and Uriah Brosnan were married in 1997 showed early signs of domestic abuse. After that, there were no police reports or repeated …


Man impersonated wife online after killing her, police say

Police say a Spokane man accused of bludgeoning his wife to death tried to make it look like she was still alive for several days after dumping her body next …


Husband held after woman’s body found

A Spokane man accused of bludgeoning to death his estranged wife tried to make it look like she was still alive for several days after he allegedly dumped her body …


Grant County homicide victim identified

Martin Calixto Gallardo has been identified as the homicide victim found earlier this month in Grant County.


Last suspect in stabbing surrenders to police

The final suspect wanted in connection with Shannon Cochran’s Jan. 16 stabbing death turned himself in early Monday after calling a Spokane police sergeant on his cell phone to reveal …


Final suspects in homicide arrested

The final suspect wanted in connection with Shannon Cochran’s Jan. 16 stabbing death turned himself in early this morning by calling a Spokane police major crime’s sergeant on his cell …


Trial opens in death of homeless man

Only three people knew what triggered a bloody fight between two homeless men and a Spokane businessman in Browne’s Addition last year, and one is dead. Jason Casey, 29, died …


Stabbing victim died standing up for friend

Shannon Cochran died defending a friend, police say. When a group of five teenagers told him they planned to pummel Ricky Edmonds over a $300 drug debt, Cochran, 22, told …


Suspect sought in early-morning stabbing

Police are searching for a suspect in the early morning stabbing death of a Spokane man.


Man who killed wife eligible for parole in one year

Years of domestic violence ended in a fit of rage at a rural home near Rathdrum last year when a man strangled his wife to death, then turned a gun …


Homicide victim’s autopsy planned for today

Spokane police arrested two suspects in the early Sunday killing of a 50-year-old east Spokane man.


Recovered gun linked to shooting at nightclub

A gun police say was used in a deadly Spokane shooting that killed one and injured two others was found south of Chewelah. The weapon had been disassembled and thrown …


Homicide suspect arrested in Montana

The second man wanted in the slaying of Jennifer Siria was arrested in Montana on Friday morning. Michael Anthony Quinones, 28, was arrested by the Missoula Police Department at a …


Police say three suspects killed man to steal crack

Greed led to the shooting death of 43-year-old Anthony Dennis, police revealed Friday. Officials say Dennis wanted to make money selling crack cocaine, but his three customers apparently didn’t want …


Bloody clothes found at suspect’s home

A wad of bloody clothes was found this weekend in a home where a man accused in a double homicide had been staying. Justin Crenshaw’s aunt was preparing for a …


In brief: Death penalty possible in stabbing deaths

The man accused of the slayings of 18-year-old Sarah A. Clark and 20-year-old Tanner E. Pehl could face the death penalty, based on amended charges filed in Spokane County Superior …


Troubles started early for man accused in baby’s death

Jereme J. Bassett’s troubles started at a young age. The 22-year-old started smoking cigarettes at 13 and quickly graduated to alcohol and marijuana, then harder drugs like methamphetamine, his younger …


Suspect jailed in fatal stabbings

Sarah A. Clark didn’t have a boyfriend. Friends said the Mead High School senior liked Justin M. Crenshaw, who’d just moved to Spokane from Las Vegas, but she didn’t think …