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Phelps report urges agencies to share data

Concerns about Summer Phelps – the 4-year-old who died in Spokane in 2007 at the hands of her father and stepmother – were reported eight times to Washington’s Child Protective …


Abusive stepmother gets 62.5 years in girl’s death

Adriana Lytle, severely abused as a child herself, was sentenced to 62 1/2 years in prison Friday for her role in a cycle of beatings and torture that killed her …


Adriana Lytle sentenced to 62 years

Adriana Lytle received a 62.5-year sentence today for her part in the death of her stepdaughter, 4-year-old Summer Phelps.


Lytle term is longest ever under abuse statute

Jonathan Lytle, convicted by a Spokane jury of homicide by abuse last year for the death of his 4-year-old daughter, was sentenced Thursday to 75 years in prison – effectively …


Summer’s father to receive sentence

There’s a difference of nearly 50 years in the sentencing recommendations for Jonathan Lytle, the man convicted in November of homicide by abuse in the torture death of his daughter, …


Prosecutors seeking 75 years for Lytle

There’s a nearly 50-year difference in the sentencing recommendations for Jonathan Lytle, the father convicted last November of homicide by abuse in the torture death of his daughter, 4-year old …


Expert says hair came from Summer’s head

Red hair found by police in the Spokane apartment where 4-year-old Summer Phelps died was mostly pulled from her head and matched her DNA, a forensic expert testified Thursday in …


Girl’s abuse unnoticed by neighbors, nurses

Although there were troubling clues, 4-year-old Summer Phelps’ severe abuse remained invisible to the nurses who visited her family and went unreported by the residents of the Spokane apartment building …


Father didn’t kill Summer, attorneys say

Attorneys for Jonathan Lytle, accused of homicide by abuse in the death of his 4-year-old daughter, said he was not in the room the day the girl was repeatedly submerged …


Judge denies Lytle trial venue change

Jonathan Lytle likely can get a fair trial in Spokane despite extensive news coverage of the alleged homicide by abuse of his 4-year-old daughter, a Spokane County Superior Court judge …


Father gets competency hearing

The father of 4-year-old torture-beating victim Summer Phelps is demanding a court hearing on his mental competence to stand trial on homicide-by-abuse charges. Jonathan Lytle refused at a Superior Court …