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Retrial denied in adult bookstore killing

OLYMPIA – The man convicted of murdering the owner of an adult bookstore in Spokane won’t get a new trial just because the person who tested his DNA on the …


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 …


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 …


Sentencing postponed in Davila trial

A Spokane County judge on Wednesday postponed the sentencing of a man convicted almost exclusively on DNA evidence after defense attorneys learned that tests identifying their client as the killer …


DNA tech’s questionable work delays sentencing

A Spokane County judge today postponed the sentencing of a man convicted almost exclusively on DNA evidence after defense attorneys learned that tests identifying their client as the killer had …


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 …


Convicted killer will get new trial

A judge today granted the request for a new trial of a man convicted four years ago of the 2007 beating death of an adult bookstore owner in Spokane following …


Murder doubts conceded in 2007 beating death

The lead investigator in the 2007 beating death of an adult bookstore owner in Spokane now is questioning whether the wrong man was convicted of murder and sentenced to 40 …


DNA provides new evidence in case of bookstore owner’s violent death

A first-degree murder trial began Tuesday in the 2007 bludgeoning death of an adult-bookstore owner, even though another man already was convicted for that crime. The man on trial now, …


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 …


Suspect in bookstore owner’s slaying pleads not guilty

A Spokane man recently arrested for a 2007 slaying that authorities previously considered solved pleaded innocent Thursday to murder charges. The homicide case against Julio J. Davila comes as Jeramie …


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 …


DNA evidence reveals new suspect in 2007 slaying

Authorities in Spokane are questioning whether the wrong man was sent to prison for the murder of a porn-shop owner in 2007. A recent DNA match in the case has …