Stories tagged: larry haskell
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 7, 2019, 7:40 p.m.
Spokane police Officer Daniel Lesser was placed on administrative leave after he fired two rounds at Charles E. Jackson Jr. on the afternoon of July 6. Jackson had allegedly pointed …
Wed., Aug. 28, 2019, 5 a.m.
An important question looms following last week’s decision by Prosecutor Larry Haskell that the shooting of David Novak by Spokane police was justified: Where is the body-cam support?
UPDATED: Mon., July 22, 2019, 8:53 p.m.
The biggest legal question stemming from the Freeman High School shooting was not necessarily who pulled the trigger: It was whether the young man who was caught at the scene, …
UPDATED: Mon., July 15, 2019, 9:40 p.m.
Nearly two years in the waiting, attorneys finally began on Monday presenting evidence to determine whether accused Freeman High School shooter Caleb Sharpe will be tried for murder as a …
Thu., June 27, 2019, 5 a.m.
Secretary in Spokane County Prosecutor’s Office resigns amid accusations that she illegally recorded co-workers
A secretary with the Spokane County Prosecutor’s Office resigned this month amid a criminal investigation that alleges she illegally recorded her co-workers discussing sensitive information multiple times.
Sat., May 25, 2019, 5 a.m.
Spokane City Councilman Mike Fagan pumped his fist while leading his audience in an enthusiastic chant Thursday evening, seemingly offering full-throated support to a conservative secessionist movement that would turn …
UPDATED: Fri., May 24, 2019, 12:42 p.m.
A fundraising event for the proposed creation of a 51st state called Liberty started on a tense note Thursday evening as onetime loyalists of state Rep. Matt Shea held what …
UPDATED: Tue., April 2, 2019, 8:57 p.m.
A man suspected of breaking his 3-year-old son’s leg and splinting it with a Pringles potato chip can, which was among a list of injuries discovered on three children that …
UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019, 5:42 p.m.
A convicted sex offender pleaded guilty Friday to a vicious rape of a Spokane Valley gas station clerk who said she was abducted and choked to near unconsciousness several times …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 28, 2018, 9:20 p.m.
Prosecutors have again delayed a hearing to determine whether suspected Freeman High School shooter Caleb Sharpe will be tried as a juvenile or adult.
Thu., May 31, 2018
McMorris Rodgers tells local officials House-passed prison reform bill ‘a step’ to address overcrowding
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers told a roundtable of local officials Wednesday that a federal prison reform bill passed by Congress last week was “an idea whose time has come.”
UPDATED: Mon., May 21, 2018, 10:36 p.m.
A judge ruled Monday that all the statements that Caleb Sharpe gave Spokane County sheriff’s detectives just minutes after the Freeman High School shooting can be used in the hearing …
Fri., Feb. 23, 2018, 5 a.m.
A group of local leaders has asked Spokane County Prosecutor Larry Haskell to reconsider a provision in some case-resolution agreements that could inadvertently impose life-wrecking consequences on refugees and legal …
Tue., Feb. 20, 2018
Spokane officials ask House committee to back a special program to have special supervision of car thieves after they’re released from prison.
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 29, 2018, 11:58 p.m.
The daughter of a prominent Spokane County prosecutor was charged Monday with threatening to bomb and kill co-workers at a Spokane day care.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 6:59 a.m.
Spokane County’s top law enforcement officials say proposed budget cuts would force them to lay off deputies and prosecute fewer cases.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 15, 2017, 1:05 p.m.
The Spokane County commissioners may walk away from a proposal to raise property taxes to fix an estimated $10 million budget shortfall.
UPDATED: Thu., July 27, 2017, 10:08 p.m.
The Spokane Police Department has released body camera footage showing the shooting of Charlston Harper outside of a downtown Spokane bar last year.
Fri., June 30, 2017, 6 a.m.
Drug court is a proven alternative to jailing offenders, however Spokane County Prosecutor Larry Haskell is reluctant to use the program for those with lengthy criminal records.
UPDATED: Sun., April 30, 2017, 7:44 p.m.
The Washington Department of Heath has launched an investigation into the Spokane County Medical Examiner’s Office following a complaint filed earlier this month by someone seeking a review of a …
UPDATED: Fri., April 28, 2017, 9:52 a.m.
Charlston Harper says he doesn’t remember much from the night, almost a year ago, when a Spokane police officer shot him with a rifle outside a downtown bar.
UPDATED: Mon., April 24, 2017, 8:30 p.m.
The Washington State Patrol Crime Laboratory is expected to run tests next week on the gun that killed Brenda Thurman in Spokane Valley.
UPDATED: Wed., April 19, 2017, 10:43 a.m.
Spokane City Councilman Mike Fagan tried to explain his view of transgender rights and restroom use during a forum sponsored by the Spokane chapter of the NAACP on Tuesday night.
UPDATED: Wed., March 22, 2017, 8:53 a.m.
Political infighting between Spokane police, prosecutors, medical examiner leaves death investigations unsolved
A unusual dispute between investigators, prosecutors and the Spokane County Medical Examiner’s office regarding the findings of a 2012 autopsy has allowed a man linked to two Spokane killings to …
Fri., March 17, 2017, 6 a.m.
Thursday was the last day on the job for Deputy Spokane County Prosecutor Joe Kuhlman, who resigned. But nobody is saying why.
UPDATED: Sat., March 4, 2017, 4:57 p.m.
A standing room only crowd in Spokane Valley Saturday cheered and chanted “USA” in response to several speakers, including Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich and Spokane County Prosecutor Larry Haskell, …
Tue., Jan. 10, 2017, 3:14 p.m.
Convicted killer Roy H. Murry will not face the death penalty. But barring a successful appeal, the gun-loving Iraq War veteran will never again walk free.
Wed., Dec. 14, 2016, 11:22 a.m.
A jury convicted Roy H. Murry of murdering three members of his ex-wife’s family in a grisly ambush that ended when he torched the family’s Colbert-area home to try to …
Mon., Dec. 12, 2016, 6:08 p.m.
Jurors will now decide whether Roy H. Murry will spend the rest of his life in prison for a grisly triple murder or walk free from a prosecution that lacked …
Tue., Nov. 29, 2016, 9:35 p.m.
Whisked into the courtroom early so she wouldn’t have to walk past the man charged with killing three members of her family, Amanda Constable cried Tuesday as she waited on …