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Key witness in Navy SEAL case stuns court by taking blame

When prosecutors called a special forces medic to testify, they expected him to bolster their case against a decorated Navy SEAL accused of stabbing an Islamic State fighter in his …


UPDATED: Tue., June 18, 2019, 4:28 p.m.

Prosecutor: Navy SEAL bragged he ‘got’ victim with knife

A seven-man jury was selected Tuesday to decide the fate of a decorated Navy SEAL charged with killing a teenage Islamic State prisoner under his care in Iraq and other …


Family: Baby cut from slain Chicago woman’s womb dies

CHICAGO – An infant boy who was cut from a Chicago woman’s womb with a butcher knife died Friday at a hospital where he had been in grave condition since …


UPDATED: Wed., June 12, 2019, 4:31 p.m.

3 life sentences without parole for man who killed 3 Muslims

A North Carolina man has pleaded guilty to killing 3 Muslim university students and gets life without parole; cellphone video of shooting shown in court as some weep and one …


UPDATED: Tue., June 11, 2019, 6:27 p.m.

Arrest warrant issued for Afghan immigrant suspected of killing wife in Spokane

Investigators are seeking to arrest Wahid Kashify, an Afghan immigrant suspected of killing his wife and hiding her body in a freezer last month. He has fled the country.


UPDATED: Tue., June 11, 2019, 10:26 p.m.

Okanogan County sheriff’s deputies make arrest Monday in alleged Malott matricide

A man accused of killing his mother with a knife was arrested Monday afternoon by Okanogan County sheriff’s deputies.


Friends recall slain Afghan woman Arezu Kashify as ‘loving, curious’

Arezu Kashify loved many things – cooking, carnival games, roller coasters, lounging by a lake with her friends and family. But perhaps more than anything, she loved to learn.


UPDATED: Mon., June 10, 2019, 6:37 p.m.

Vodder guilty of murder in case of Bret Snow killing

A second suspect in the 2015 disappearance and killing of Bret Snow was found guilty Monday afternoon.


UPDATED: Mon., June 10, 2019, 12:16 p.m.

Detectives find body, believed to be missing Afghan woman, under false bottom of freezer

Spokane County sheriff’s detectives on Tuesday found the body believed to be that of 24-year-old Arezu Kashify hidden beneath the false bottom of a chest freezer inside the apartment she …


UPDATED: Wed., June 5, 2019, 10:24 p.m.

Detectives find body believed to be missing Afghan woman in her apartment

Investigators found the body believed to be a missing Afghan woman after searching an apartment she shared with her husband and children. He left the country on a one-way plane …


UPDATED: Mon., June 3, 2019, 9:30 p.m.

Fund for family of victim in last week’s fatal shooting near Orchard Prairie raises more than $29,000

Benjamin Grosser, a 29-year-old father of two, was shot and killed by his neighbor David Cholewinski, the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office reported.


UPDATED: Wed., May 29, 2019, 7:25 p.m.

Body believed to be missing Utah girl is found

Police say a body believed to be a missing 5-year-old Utah girl was found less than a block from her home


UPDATED: Mon., May 20, 2019, 11 a.m.

Texas transgender woman seen in videotaped attack found dead

A 23-year-old transgender woman seen on a widely circulated video being beaten in front of a crowd of people was found dead over the weekend in a Dallas shooting, police …


UPDATED: Thu., May 16, 2019, 9:09 p.m.

Caldwell man arrested as suspect in 1996 rape, murder

Police have arrested a man in connection with the rape and murder of a young Idaho Falls woman more than two decades ago with the help of DNA and a …


UPDATED: Thu., May 16, 2019, 6:31 p.m.

Pregnant Chicago woman slain, baby cut from her womb

A pregnant woman who had gone to a Chicago home in response to a Facebook offer of free baby clothes was strangled and her baby cut from her womb, police …


UPDATED: Tue., May 7, 2019, 8:31 p.m.

DNA, family tree help solve 52-year-old Seattle murder case

Seattle police said Tuesday they have solved a murder from nearly 52 years ago with the help of DNA and a family tree – a method that has revolutionized cold-case …


UPDATED: Tue., April 30, 2019, 10:19 p.m.

Man arrested in 1994 strangling death of Vancouver woman

An Oregon man was arrested on suspicion of murder with sexual motivation in the death of a Vancouver woman found strangled in her bed nearly 25 years ago. Investigators have …


Police: Slain Illinois boy was beaten, put in cold shower

Police believe an Illinois couple who reported their 5-year-old son missing last week killed him days earlier by beating him and forcing him to stand in a cold shower for …


UPDATED: Thu., April 11, 2019, 8:16 p.m.

Nipsey Hussle, a hometown hero, immortalized at memorial

Nipsey Hussle, a hometown hero, immortalized at Los Angeles memorial and sprawling street procession


UPDATED: Mon., April 1, 2019, 11:56 a.m.

Rep. Jenny Graham fights to keep death penalty in state law

Spokane Rep. Jenny Graham is vocal in her efforts to fight efforts in the Legislature to abolish the death penalty.


Colorado man in custody after cellphone recorded killing

A Colorado man was in custody after the killing of his neighbor was recorded on the victim’s cellphone, police said.


UPDATED: Mon., March 18, 2019, 8:27 p.m.

Murder charge dropped against woman accused in 2016 death of ex-boyfriend in Spokane Valley

The Spokane County Prosecutor’s Office has dismissed a charge of first-degree murder against 39-year-old Cristina Stiles, accused of killing her child’s father Cory Fowler inside his Spokane Valley apartment.


Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies say murder-suicide a possibility in unattended deaths of Newport couple

While Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies say murder-suicide is a possibility in the death of a Newport-area elderly couple, they don’t yet know how they died.


UPDATED: Wed., March 6, 2019, 11:05 p.m.

Woman guilty of Deer Park killing receives six-year prison sentence

Gloria Redmann will spend six and a half years in prison for killing her boyfriend and leaving his body wrapped in a tarp outside their Deer Park home in late …


UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019, 9:08 p.m.

Spokane jury makes first conviction in 2015 disappearance of Bret Snow

A Spokane County Jury delivered a guilty verdict on Friday in the presumed murder of Bret Snow – the first official decision since he first went missing in late 2015.



UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 25, 2019, 10:09 p.m.

Second trial in 2015 disappearance of Bret Snow opens in Spokane

The 2015 disappearance of then-32-year-old Bret Snow is back in front of a Spokane County jury this week – four months after a panel couldn’t decide whether the first of …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 25, 2019, 10:43 p.m.

Michael ‘Topher’ Clark, ex-pot smuggler who inspired movie ‘Kid Cannabis,’ killed in Hayden shooting

Michael “Topher” Clark – who gained notoriety in the early 2000s for his role in a Canadian marijuana smuggling ring that inspired the film “Kid Cannabis” – has been identified …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 15, 2019, 7:32 a.m.

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.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 8, 2019, 10:49 p.m.

New DNA evidence tied to Bret Snow disappearance delays Spokane murder trial

New DNA evidence has emerged in the 2015 disappearance of Bret Snow, a 32-year-old drug courier believed to be murdered by at least four people at a Newman Lake drug …