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Commissioners give final OK on $2.25 million settlement for exonerated trio

The Spokane County commissioners on Tuesday gave final approval on a $2.25 settlement between the county’s insurer and three men who were wrongfully convicted after a flawed investigation by Sheriff’s …


UPDATED: Wed., June 7, 2017, 10:20 p.m.

Spokane County’s insurer offers $2.25 million settlement to three men wrongfully convicted of robbery

Spokane County’s insurer has offered $2.25 million to settle a federal civil rights lawsuit that alleged the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office engaged in witness-tampering and recklessness to wrongfully convict three …


Spokane County judge denies prison time compensation to three men

Three men whose convictions for drug-related crimes were thrown out after they spent four years in prison are not entitled to compensation by the state, a Spokane County judge has …


Wrongful imprisonment claims fail before Spokane judge

Three men who say they were wrongfully convicted and imprisoned for a drug-related robbery from April 2008 they did not commit lost a bid for compensation under a state law …


Men sue Washington state for prison time compensation

Three men who spent more than four years behind bars based chiefly on a recanted confession will try to persuade a Spokane jury to compensate them for more than $680,000. …


Shawn Vestal: Key witness left out of sheriff’s inquiry

An internal affairs investigation into the work of a Spokane County sheriff’s detective – who helped convict three men who were imprisoned for years before their convictions were thrown out …


Shawn Vestal: Sgt. Doug Marske, Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich step up

When three Spokane men were released from prison and exonerated of felony charges associated with a drug robbery, their defense attorneys took a lot of the heat from the judge. …


Men labor to adjust after jail sentences overturned

It was a special dinner, to put it mildly – a Christmastime meal at Anthony’s, with a crowd of family and friends, in celebration of momentous, life-changing events. And yet …


Judge vacates convictions in disputed robbery

Family members gasped with joy and wept Friday as a judge threw out the disputed robbery convictions of three Spokane men who have argued for years that they were framed …


Court upends fines put on prosecutors

The Washington Supreme Court has erased penalties levied against prosecutors who changed the date of a suspected robbery on the day the case was set for trial. The unanimous court …


Robbery, shooting convictions upheld

In a split decision with a strongly worded dissent, state appellate judges on Tuesday upheld the robbery and drive-by shooting convictions of three Spokane-area men even after someone later confessed …


Controversial convictions upheld

In a split decision with a strongly worded dissent, local appellate judges decided 2-1 today to uphold the convictions of three men even after someone later confessed to helping frame …


Court upholds prosecutorial sanction

Appellate judges on Thursday upheld a $2,000 sanction levied against the Spokane County Prosecutor’s Office for how it handled the trial of three men convicted of robbery and drive-by shooting …


New trial denied in robbery

Now three sets of parents are hoping for successful appeals as their sons await prison terms that could last until middle age, their convictions based largely on testimony from a …


Judge denies new trial in robbery, shooting

A request for a new trial was denied Tuesday in a case that resulted in the convictions of three people, an $8,000 sanction against prosecutors and allegations of misconduct against …