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Monday, November 18, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Prosecutor intends to try man again on murder charge

A man who had his first-degree murder conviction erased earlier this summer will remain in jail unless he can come up with a portion of his $500,000 bond that a …


DNA evidence in 2007 murder points to another man

Water cascades from the roof in heavy droplets inside the abandoned brick-and-glass building on Sprague Avenue where an adult bookstore owner was bludgeoned to death nearly five years ago. Just …


Prosecutor testimony sought

The argument used in a 2008 trial to convince a jury to convict Jeramie R. Davis of murder has become a legal fight of its own. The defense attorney for …


Inmate hopes for freedom, new relationship with son

A man who has spent more than three years in prison for a murder he maintains he didn’t commit suddenly has hope he might be released and reunited with his …


Man guilty in store owner’s death

Jeramie Davis showed no emotion Wednesday as a jury declared him guilty of first-degree murder in the slaying of 74-year-old John G. “Jack” Allen. Allen’s family held their elation until …


Trial begins in adult bookstore slaying

A Spokane County Superior Court jury heard two very different versions of what happened June 17 when the elderly owner of an adult bookstore was bludgeoned and robbed on East …


Sister says suspect in shop killing innocent

The man accused of killing 74-year-old John G. “Jack” Allen is being held in Spokane County Jail on $1 million bond. But 36-year-old Jeramie Davis is innocent, his sister said …


Homicide witness becomes suspect

As 74-year-old John G. “Jack” Allen lay bleeding from head wounds for nearly four hours Sunday night, the man police suspect killed him rifled through pornographic videos and erotic toys …


Store owner dies after beating

John G. “Jack” Allen had operated laundries and taverns. Running an adult bookstore on East Sprague Avenue might sound unseemly, but it wasn’t all that different, he told family.