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UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 24, 2019

Man who shot son-in-law near Colville pleads guilty to manslaughter, gets 7 years in prison

James C. Gates shot and killed 51-year-old Mark Leland in December 2018. Leland had been married to Gates’ daughter, Michele, who killed two children while she was a juvenile in …

UPDATED: Wed., July 3, 2019

No prosecution for Alabama woman who was shot, lost fetus

An Alabama district attorney said Wednesday she is dropping charges against a woman who was indicted for manslaughter after she lost her fetus when she was shot during a fight.

UPDATED: Fri., April 12, 2019

Judge sentences man to nearly 6 years in prison in baseball bat beating case

A 20-year-old man was sentenced to nearly six in prison for manslaughter after an emotional appearance in court Wednesday that ended with family members yelling and swearing in the hallway …

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 15, 2019

Washington Supreme Court overturns Spokane County manslaughter conviction

Adding a new charge after the prosecution finishes its testimony can violate a defendant’s constitutional rights, the Washington Supreme Court rules.

Boise woman faces manslaughter, other felonies for allegedly striking man on Oregon Route 86

A Boise woman faces a number of felony charges, including manslaughter, after Oregon State Police said she struck a Washington man on the side of Oregon Route 86 near Baker …

Teen who shot friend charged with manslaughter

A 16-year-old boy who accidentally shot and killed his 14-year-old friend near Seattle has been charged with manslaughter.

Man charged with manslaughter after cellmate dies in Spokane County Jail

A man being held in the Spokane County Jail for failing to register as a sex offender now faces a second-degree manslaughter charge in connection with the death of his …

White man charged with fatally shooting black man in Florida

Prosecutors charged a white man with manslaughter Monday in the death of an unarmed black man whose videotaped shooting in a store parking lot has revived debate over Florida’s “stand …

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 3, 2018

Former Spokane advertising executive Dennis Magner acquitted in boating deaths

A jury acquitted former Spokane advertising executive Dennis Magner of killing three people in a Lake Coeur d’Alene boat crash two years ago.

UPDATED: Tue., July 10, 2018

Rathdrum man charged with vehicular manslaughter in June crash that killed 23-year-old

A Rathdrum man has been charged with vehicular manslaughter in connection with a crash that killed a 23-year-old woman last month.

UPDATED: Thu., March 22, 2018

Acquitted shooter Gail Gerlach’s daughter gets 13-day sentence for car theft

The journeyman plumber who shot and killed a man who attempted to steal his idling SUV five years ago said his daughter has long had a drug problem, and that …

Teen boy pleads guilty in kicking death of Marysville teen

A 15-year-old boy has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the death of another teen in an apparent fight over a girl in Marysville.

UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 10, 2018

Police: Lynnwood man raped dying woman, texted photos

A 19-year-old Washington state man police say raped a high school student as she died from a drug overdose and texted semi-nude photos of her saying she was still breathing …

UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 11, 2017

Children of slain Brenda Thurman settle wrongful death suit against Dwayne Thurman

The children of Brenda Thurman have agreed to settle the wrongful death suit they filed against their adoptive father, Dwayne Thurman, who shot and killed his wife last year in …

Man pleads guilty to manslaughter charges for baby’s death

A western Idaho man has pleaded guilty to charges of involuntary manslaughter for the death of a 5-month-old girl who was left in a hot car.

Danish police find arm at sea, link it to submarine case

An arm has been found in the sea south of the Danish capital, close to where investigators have been searching for the body parts of a Swedish journalist who went …

Man charged with attempted strangulation after attack

An Idaho man accused of involuntary manslaughter in the death of his 10-month-old daughter was charged with attempted strangulation of a woman following an attack.

UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 9, 2017

Another official to face manslaughter charge in Flint water

A special prosecutor says he’ll add a charge of involuntary manslaughter against Michigan’s chief medical executive in a criminal investigation of the Flint water crisis.

Brenda Thurman’s quest to fix marriage ended in her death

After hearing the shot, Brenda Thurman’s daughter ran into her kitchen on Jan. 18, 2016, to find her adoptive father standing over her mother. “What did you do?” Dwayne Thurman, …

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 17, 2017

Gunshot that killed man driving downtown Tuesday was accidental, witnesses say

Witnesses told police that a man killed while driving down Washington Street Tuesday was shot when an AK-47 accidentally went off.

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 16, 2017

Juvenile arrested in connection with deadly downtown Spokane shooting

Police have made an arrest in connection with a fatal downtown Spokane shooting Tuesday afternoon.

UPDATED: Tue., July 25, 2017

Details on Idaho teen’s shooting death to be made public soon

Officials say the details about an 18-year-old Idaho man’s death and the two men charged in connection should be made public this week at a court hearing as the two …

UPDATED: Fri., July 7, 2017

Former Lincoln County reserve deputy charged with manslaughter in the shooting death of his wife

Former Lincoln County reserve deputy Dwayne Thurman has been charged with first-degree manslaughter for the shooting death of his wife Brenda last year.

UPDATED: Mon., June 19, 2017

Police recommend manslaughter charge after fatal altercation in downtown Coeur d’Alene

Police are recommending a manslaughter charge against a 21-year-old man who was involved in an altercation early Sunday in downtown Coeur d’Alene.

Vegas officer who used chokehold charged with manslaughter

A suspended Las Vegas police officer who officials say used an unapproved chokehold has become the first in the department in 27 years to be charged with involuntary manslaughter in …

Man charged in Eugene slaying pleads guilty to manslaughter

One of three defendants charged in the stabbing death of a homeless man at a Eugene park has pleaded guilty to manslaughter.

Southeast Idaho man guilty in 2009 beating death of bouncer

A southeast Idaho man has been found guilty of voluntary manslaughter in the 2009 death of a bouncer who was severely beaten outside a Pocatello tavern.

UPDATED: Wed., April 12, 2017

Shove at Northern Quest Casino leads to man’s death

A man has been accused of manslaughter after shoving a man who hit his head and later died.

Man with manslaughter conviction arrested for robbery, kidnapping

Three people are facing robbery and kidnapping charges after allegedly robbing a man at knife point and forcing him to take off his clothes. One of the suspects was previously …

Coulee City twin pleads not guilty in stabbing

A Coulee City teenager who is accused of fatally stabbing his twin brother is maintaining his innocence. Shawn Wachter, 17, of Coulee City, pleaded not guilty on Monday in Grant …