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Doug Clark: Former prosecutor Don Brockett takes on the U.S. Supreme Court in his new book

Former Spokane County prosecutor Don Brockett can now add “author” to his long and impressive resume.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 10, 2015

‘Son’ author ‘documented humanity of his victims,’ friend says

Best-selling book about the South Hill rapist re-released as paperback and e-book


Kevin Coe’s attacker accused of new assault at McNeil Island

OLYMPIA – A resident at the state’s Special Commitment Center for sex offenders who once tried to kill Kevin Coe now faces the prospect of life imprisonment for attacking another …


Sex offender attacks another resident at McNeil Island

OLYMPIA – A resident at the state’s Special Commitment Center for sex offenders who once gained notoriety for trying to kill Kevin Coe now faces the prospect of life imprisonment …


Judge denies appeal, keeps South Hill rapist behind bars

OLYMPIA – A federal judge in Tacoma turned down the latest request from South Hill rapist Kevin Coe to be released from McNeil Island, where he is incarcerated as a …


Judge denies Kevin Coe’s request for release

A federal judge in Tacoma rejected a request from convicted rapist Kevin Coe to be released from McNeil Island, where he is incarcerated under the state’s Sexually Violent Predator program.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 31, 2013, 2:30 p.m.

South Hill rapist Kevin Coe sues for release from state custody

South Hill rapist Kevin Coe wants out. Coe, being held indefinitely at a secure state facility for sexually violent predators, has filed suit in U.S. District Court seeking immediate release …


Kevin Coe deemed a danger to society

The Washington Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the civil commitment of South Hill rapist Kevin Coe as a sexually violent predator, which means he’s exhausted all legal avenues at the …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 27, 2012, 11:24 a.m.

Supreme Court upholds Kevin Coe commitment

The Washington Supreme Court today upheld the sexually violent predator civil commitment of South Hill rapist Kevin Coe, which means he’s exhausted all legal avenues at the state level to …


Coe commitment trial flawed, attorney says

OLYMPIA – Jurors who decided that rapist Kevin Coe was a sexual predator relied too heavily on cases that were never proven in a criminal trial, the state Supreme Court …


Appeals court rules against Coe

Appellate judges on Thursday rejected South Hill rapist Kevin Coe’s claim that evidence on dozens of sexual attacks shouldn’t have been allowed in his civil commitment trial. Coe had asked …


Coe: Evidence was inadmissible

Attorneys gave oral arguments Wednesday in an effort to undo the civil commitment of South Hill rapist Kevin Coe, whose legal fight has now moved into its fourth decade. An …


Coe appeal claims inadmissible testimony

Attorneys gave oral arguments Wednesday in an effort to undo the civil commitment of South Hill rapist Kevin Coe, whose legal fight has now moved into its fourth decade.


Sex offender treatment center patient loses appeal

An 18-year legal battle over the Special Commitment Center for sexual predators on McNeil Island, where Kevin Coe lives, has come to an end.


Jury hears case for committing sex offender

A Spokane jury got its first glimpse Wednesday of the past sex crimes and current violent sexual fantasies that persuaded state officials to try to keep Shawn Dale Botner in …


Sex offender’s civil commitment trial begins

A Spokane jury got its first glimpse Wednesday of the past sex crimes and current violent sexual fantasies that persuaded state officials to try to keep Shawn Dale Botner in …


Jury shuts door on Coe

Kevin Coe is a dangerous sexual predator who should be locked away indefinitely on an island in Puget Sound, a jury ruled Thursday. The verdict came quickly – jurors deliberated …


Coe commitment goes to jury

Kevin Coe’s fate is in the jury’s hands. The trial that began Sept. 15 went to jurors Wednesday after closing arguments. State attorneys argued for Coe’s civil commitment; a lawyer …


Coe’s sister testifies on his behalf

Kevin Coe’s younger sister told a Spokane jury Thursday she’s willing to help her 61-year-old brother move to Nevada and to pay for his care in a group home if …


Coe is likely to reoffend, expert testifies

Kevin Coe has a “striking lack of empathy” and is highly likely to reoffend within six years if he’s set free, according to the state expert who evaluated him for …


Coe takes the witness stand

Kevin Coe, taking the stand Tuesday as a hostile witness in his civil commitment trial, said his risk of committing another rape was “zero.” In fact, the 61-year-old denied ever …


Expert analyzes Coe’s ‘signature’

Kevin Coe’s distinctive “signature” – including a gloved hand forced down the throat and crude sex talk – was present in 18 of 52 rapes committed on Spokane’s South Hill …


Our View: Harmia’s testimony empowers other rape victims

Silence can seem like the best response when you are a woman who has been raped. If you keep quiet, perhaps the pain will lessen. If you talk, then you …


Coe violated rules in June

Convicted rapist Kevin Coe broke the rules at the state’s Special Commitment Center for sexually violent predators on McNeil Island this summer by masturbating in his room while a female …


Coe victim recounts attack

Julie Harmia, the only woman whose first-degree rape charge against Kevin Coe stuck, took the stand Tuesday in Coe’s civil commitment trial to describe her terrifying 1980 assault, which occurred …


Monahan tells court about her 1979 rape

Spokane broadcaster Shelly Monahan strode into the Spokane County Courthouse on Monday and told a graphic, painful story of her rape on Sept. 9, 1979 – part of a string …


Jurors chosen for Coe commitment trial

Only one member of the jury that will decide convicted rapist Kevin Coe’s fate lives on the South Hill, where most of the rapes that paralyzed Spokane took place. He …


Our View: Horrible crimes can catalyze a community

Some prospective jurors being interviewed for the Kevin Coe civil commitment trial remember in detail what it felt like to walk the streets of Spokane during the time when a …


Judge bans ‘South Hill rapist’ label

State prosecutors in convicted rapist Kevin Coe’s civil commitment trial won’t be able to refer to him as the “South Hill rapist.” Spokane County Superior Court Judge Kathleen O’Connor granted …


Listen up, jurors: Here’s how to survive Coe trial

Seven weeks with Kevin Coe? And they call the death penalty cruel and unusual.