Stories tagged: self defense
UPDATED: Thu., May 30, 2019, 1:43 p.m.
100 years ago in Spokane: Witnesses back up landlady who shot and killed drunken man who brandished club. But she remained in jail.
Henry E. Haley succumbed to a gunshot wound he received two days earlier at the Thorslund hotel, 226 W. Riverside Ave.
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 15, 2019, 6:40 p.m.
So-called ‘murder insurance’ policies backed by the NRA for self-defense shootings deemed illegal in Washington
Insurance coverage backed by the NRA that would assist gun owners who later claimed self-defense in a shooting may no longer be sold in Washington state, regulators announced Tuesday. The …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 23, 2018, 2:45 p.m.
Bond will remain at $100,000 for a 41-year-old northern Idaho man who said he shot and killed another man in self-defense.
Tue., Nov. 14, 2017
100 years ago in Colville: Jury acquits woman who shot and killed father and son while holding her baby
A Colville jury took only 20 minutes to acquit Margaret Hanshaw, 17, who was accused of shooting two neighbors to death – all while holding her baby in her arms. …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 2, 2017, 7:35 p.m.
Oregon State Police say an elk hunter alerted the agency that he killed a wolf in self-defense, after initially believing he shot a coyote.
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 5, 2017, 9:48 a.m.
Authorities in south-central Idaho say a man who shot and killed another man acted in self-defense and will not face homicide charges.
Tue., June 20, 2017, 4 a.m.
Charles A. Palmer, a former Spokane County deputy and former justice of the peace, now had a new title: convicted murderer. A Spokane jury convicted him of second-degree murder. The …
Fri., June 16, 2017, 8:13 p.m.
With evidence pointing toward self-defense, the Grant County Prosecutor’s Office decided to not prosecute a Coulee City teenager who stabbed and killed his twin brother.
Sun., May 28, 2017
Even if we don’t carry a gun, at the least we may want to understand why cases sometimes end up with a verdict that may not make sense to us.
Wed., May 17, 2017, 6 a.m.
Is there any kind of vigilante shooting-in-the-back that a Spokane jury won’t bless with a not-guilty verdict?
UPDATED: Thu., May 11, 2017, 10:28 p.m.
A Spokane jury on Thursday acquitted a man who shot and killed another man in East Central Spokane in 2015 in a case that boiled down to self-defense.
Wed., April 26, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
They’re “indoorsmen” quick with a hash-tag quip and safely anonymous snark, demanding instant gratification, high pay and comfortable lifestyle.
UPDATED: Thu., April 27, 2017, 9:45 a.m.
Court documents identify the woman accused of stabbing a neighbor in the face Saturday evening on Spokane’s South Hill. Rebekah M. Forsman, 35, faces a first-degree assault charge in connection …
Wed., March 30, 2016, 3:57 p.m.
The wife of a man who shot a neighbor through the storm door of the couple’s home earlier this year in north Spokane was on the phone with a 911 …
Fri., Feb. 27, 2015
From our archives, 100 years ago In a remote area north of Sandpoint, O.C. Henry entered the cabin of W.B. Mabie and was acting rowdy.
Wed., Dec. 31, 2014
From our archives, 100 years ago Miss Corrine Warner was playing the piano in her home on South Arthur Street when she suddenly heard a chilling noise.
Sat., May 31, 2014
Months of preparation and hours of testimony in the high-profile manslaughter trial of Gail Gerlach were converted to dollars and cents Friday as attorneys argued how much the state should …
Tue., April 1, 2014
The list of possible jurors in Gail Gerlach’s manslaughter trial shrank Monday as attorneys weeded out people with strong opinions in a widely publicized case that touches on self-defense and …
Thu., April 4, 2013
Sandra Mize has a motto: “You don’t get do-overs.” That’s why the 63-year-old grandmother of 10 keeps a gun by her bed, a canister of mace in her living room, …
Sun., March 31, 2013
Legal experts generally agree Washington state law prohibits opening fire on someone stealing your car. But as the investigation into last week’s fatal shooting of an auto thief in north …
Sun., March 31, 2013
I own a pistol for protection. Got a rifle, a couple of shotguns and plenty of ammo, too.
Wed., March 27, 2013, 1:08 p.m.
The man who shot a car thief Monday is 56-year-old Gail Gerlach, according to a search warrant filed Wednesday.
Wed., March 27, 2013, 11:29 a.m.
A homeowner shot a car thief in the head, killing him as he drove away in a stolen Chevrolet Suburban on Monday morning. The violence has ignited debate about property …
Wed., March 27, 2013
Does self-defense extend to your SUV? And if it does, let me pose another question: Is it just car theft that good guys with guns can punish? Or could I, …
Sun., Jan. 20, 2013
OLYMPIA – A Washington state lawmaker withdrew a bill to limit self-defense rights after saying she received threats by telephone and email that have made her fear for her life. …
Mon., Nov. 26, 2012, 2:45 p.m.
LITTLE FALLS, Minn. — A Minnesota homeowner who shot two teenagers in the midst of an apparent Thanksgiving Day break-in told authorities he feared they had a weapon, but acknowledged …
UPDATED: Tue., June 12, 2012, 7:28 p.m.
A Newman Lake homeowner did nothing wrong when he shot his girlfriend’s ex to death after being threatened by him with guns last month, prosecutors say.
Tue., May 15, 2012
Doug Snarski knew someone was going to die when he realized his girlfriend’s ex was inside their home early Sunday. The intruder, Sean Parsons, was armed with a shotgun, a …
UPDATED: Mon., May 14, 2012, 6:45 p.m.
Doug Snarski knew someone was going to die when he realized his girlfriend’s ex was inside their home early Sunday.
Tue., March 27, 2012
OLYMPIA – In Washington and Idaho, there is no statute that gives anyone the right to “stand your ground” and use deadly force in public when faced with a perceived …