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UPDATED: Thu., May 21, 2020

Man who filmed Arbery shooting video charged in his slaying

The Georgia man who filmed cellphone video of Ahmaud Arbery’s fatal shooting was arrested Thursday and charged with murder.


UPDATED: Thu., May 14, 2020

Ritzville man accused of killing father arrested in Oregon after shootout with police

A man accused of shooting his father to death in Ritzville early Thursday morning was arrested in Oregon after a shootout with local police.


3 charged in killing of store security guard over virus mask

A woman, her adult son and husband have been charged in the fatal shooting of a security guard who refused to let her daughter enter a Family Dollar in Michigan …


100 years ago in California: Admitted wife-slayer ‘Bluebeard’ Huirt leads searchers to body of Montana woman

Walter Andrew Watson, aka James Huirt, guided searchers to the body of Nina Lee Deloney, of Eureka, Montana, on this date 100 years ago. Watson/Huirt, a polygamist, was accused of …


UPDATED: Sat., May 2, 2020

Man convicted for son-in-law’s murder in Spokane Valley dies in prison at 89

Morris “Mel” Goldberg and his ex-wife, JoAnn Peterson, were convicted of first-degree murder for the Nov. 18, 1991 killing of Peter Zeihen. Peterson shot Zeihen in the head with a …


UPDATED: Fri., April 17, 2020

CdA man held on $2M bond in relation to carjacking, shooting death

A 36-year-old Coeur d’Alene man was involved in an armed carjacking and shooting death Thursday night that led to a pursuit and crash with an Idaho State Police trooper on …


UPDATED: Fri., April 17, 2020

22-year-old Rathdrum woman accused of killing her newborn baby

A 22-year-old Rathdrum woman was arrested Thursday on suspicion she killed her newborn baby.


Idaho State Police arrest homicide suspect after CdA police locate body, find injured victim

Idaho State Police were involved in the pursuit and shooting of a homicide suspect on Highway 97 Thursday night.


UPDATED: Mon., April 13, 2020

Man sentenced to 25 years in prison for killing girlfriend

Bryce Thompson, 19, beat his girlfriend to death with a trailer hitch, and no one knows why.


Pakistan court overturns conviction in death of Daniel Pearl

A Pakistani court on Thursday overturned the murder conviction of a British Pakistani man found guilty of the 2002 kidnapping and killing of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl. Instead, …


UPDATED: Wed., March 25, 2020

Spokane police say genetic sleuthing solved 1985 murder of 12-year-old girl

Marsi Leah Belecz ran away from her home in the East Central Neighborhood on the night of Aug. 3, 1985, and her mutilated body was discovered two days later in …


UPDATED: Fri., March 20, 2020

Second man sentenced for murder in drive-by shooting case gets more than 10 years

The second man who shot and killed a 21-year-old following an argument at a bar in July 2018 was sentenced to 123 months in prison on Monday.


UPDATED: Thu., March 12, 2020

Couple charged with killing woman found outside middle school in Mead

The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office said deputies arrested Journey N. O’Donnal, 23, and Robert F. Mead, 27, on Wednesday evening.


Citing new evidence, prosecutors drop charge against Spokane Valley man accused in fatal beating

Deputies may have arrested the wrong man in connection with a beating in Spokane Valley that left a 40-year-old man with fatal head wounds. “We want to make sure we …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 21, 2020

1 killed in shooting at senior complex in Caldwell, Idaho

Idaho police say one person was killed and three were injured in a shooting at an apartment complex for senior citizens in a Boise suburb and that the suspect also …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 18, 2020

Trial begins in lawsuit over missing woman’s murdered sons

A final chapter in the horrific saga of a Utah woman who vanished about a decade ago and the killings of her young sons in a fiery attack by their …


Police, officials failed to heed repeated alerts about Lauren McCluskey’s eventual killer, lawsuit says

Lauren McCluskey, her friends and her family made more than 20 attempts to reach out to university officials in the days before her murder, according to a federal lawsuit filed …


Shawn Vestal: Pullman couple presses to turn daughter’s murder into a movement for campus change

Lauren McCluskey has been gone for 16 months now, killed by a man who stalked, harassed, threatened and extorted her for weeks before shooting her on the University of Utah …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 12, 2020

Spokane police investigating potential co-conspirator in case of woman found strangled to death in burning car

Police have requested to search the phone of one of Yasir Darraji’s close friends who lives within two blocks of the crime scene, according to court documents. The friend, who …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 13, 2020

Spokane man gets 19 years in prison for killing girlfriend; judge notes speedy guilty plea at sentencing

Spokane County Superior Court Judge John Cooney agreed with the family and friends of Alicia Johnson – the 24-year-old slain by her boyfriend, Joshua M. Forester – that the agreed …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 12, 2020

Man charged with 2019 murder of Northern Ireland journalist Lyra McKee

Police in Northern Ireland charged a 52-year-old man on Wednesday with murdering Lyra McKee, a journalist shot dead during a riot involving Irish Republican Army dissidents last year.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 6, 2020

Murder suspect accused of strangling Eastern State nurse, faking mental illness while awaiting trial

A man suspected of the 2017 stabbing death of his ex-girlfriend in Spokane Valley will also face trial in April for allegedly strangling an Eastern State Hospital nurse while in …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 3, 2020

Man killed in shooting in McDonald’s parking lot in northeast Spokane

The medical examiner’s office identified the victim as Christian G. Salazar, listing the cause of death as a gunshot wound to the head. Spokane police identified the shooter as 27-year-old …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 29, 2020

Georgia man put to death for the 1997 killings of 2 people

A Georgia man convicted of killing his ex-wife and her boyfriend more than two decades ago was put to death Wednesday evening, becoming the state’s first inmate to be executed …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 22, 2020

Man pleads guilty to killing girlfriend in Hillyard

Just weeks after shooting his girlfriend at the home they shared in Hillyard, Joshua Forrester pleaded guilty Tuesday to second degree murder of Alicia Marie Johnson.


California man sentenced to death for killing family of 4

A Southern California man was sentenced to death Tuesday for the 10-year-old killings of a family of four whose bodies were found buried in shallow graves in the California desert.


100 years ago in Spokane: McNutt murder trial begins with visit to supposed crime scene

After the first day of testimony in the McDonald siblings’ murder trial, the jury was escorted out of the courtroom and into the Wolverine lodging house, the Spokane Daily Chronicle …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 31, 2019

Lawyers: Robert Durst wrote note about location of body

Lawyers for New York real estate heir Robert Durst acknowledge he penned a note tipping off police to the location of the body of a friend he’s accused of killing, …


Man arrested in California in Washington state killing

Detectives have arrested a 32-year-old in California in connection with the death of a man whose body was found near a logging road in Washington state last week, authorities said …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 30, 2019

Police: Spokane man says he killed girlfriend because he ‘couldn’t let her go’

A detective wrote that Joshua Forrester had planned to kill Alicia Marie Johnson “at least several hours before he actually did it.”