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Family in grief testifies at murder sentencing

Even with a predetermined term of life in prison, the sentencing of convicted killer Clay D. Starbuck was emotional Thursday as family and friends tearfully described the devastation of two …


Starbuck guilty of ex-wife’s murder

Each day during the two-week murder trial of her former son-in-law, Melanie Bourcier would position herself so that Clay Starbuck would see her scowl as corrections deputies led him past …


Starbuck case in jury’s hands

Accused murderer Clay Starbuck was a jealous, controlling, obsessed, greedy and angry man who finally took out his frustrations against the woman with whom he shared two marriages and several …


Defendant had wounds, Starbuck detective says

A Deer Park man charged with strangling his ex-wife and sexually violating her remains had wounds on his right hand and forehead, the lead detective in the case told jurors …


Examiner describes injuries in Clay Starbuck case

The jury spent half the day Thursday hearing testimony and looking through autopsy photos from a prolonged attack that killed Chanin Starbuck. The key testimony came from Spokane County Medical …


Sons criticize investigation of mother’s homicide

The lives of a Deer Park family are about to be thrust salaciously into the public spotlight. Clay D. Starbuck, a former pipeline worker with no criminal record, is fighting …


Unrelenting effort wins man his freedom

A man who spent nearly six years in prison for a murder he didn’t commit had one request Thursday after a judge set him free: a double cheeseburger from Zip’s. …


Convict freed after murder case crumbles

A man who spent nearly six years in prison for a murder he didn’t commit had one thing on his mind today after a judge set him free: a double …


Judge keeps Starbuck’s bond at $1 million

Attorneys representing murder suspect Clay D. Starbuck asked a judge today to reduce his $1 million bond, but the judge refused.


Brian Moore pleads guilty before retrial

The California man who prosecutors said helped plan the 2007 murder of Dale Stark pleaded guilty Wednesday to second-degree murder just days before his retrial was set to start. A …


Judge grants Davis new trial

A judge granted a new trial for a man convicted four years ago of the 2007 beating death of an adult bookstore owner in Spokane. The Thursday ruling follows the …


Tire-iron assailant found guilty

A jury of seven men and five women convicted a Spokane man Tuesday of attacking an Iraqi refugee with a tire iron and leaving him with severe head injuries. Sentencing …


Jury weighing case of murder by accomplice

A jury has begun deliberating the case of a Southern California man accused of helping his lover, a former prostitute, plan the killing of a Spokane man in 2007. Brian …


In brief: Allred filing to fix in-kind reporting error

BOISE – Democratic gubernatorial candidate Keith Allred is amending his campaign’s financial disclosures to include an in-kind contribution worth $3,000 to $4,000 for work done by the Boise-based business consulting …