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Stark convicted of first-degree murder

Shellye Stark was convicted this afternoon of first-degree murder in the shooting death of her estranged husband, whose bullet-riddled body was found slumped in the kitchen of their South Hill …


Prosecutors close case against Stark

Shellye L. Stark testified last week about a marriage she described as marred by abuse. Prosecutors used a piece of that testimony Tuesday as a foundation for their closing arguments …


Jury deliberations in Stark trial to continue Wednesday

The fate of a woman charged in the shooting death of her husband now rests with a Spokane jury.


Stark juror cut for discussing trial

A juror was dismissed Monday from the first-degree murder trial of Shellye L. Stark after disclosures that he had improperly discussed the case during a social gathering last week, including …


‘Comb over’ comment gets juror tossed from trial

A juror was dismissed this morning from the first-degree murder trial of Shellye Stark after disclosures that he had improperly discussed the case during a social gathering last week, including …


Stark’s abuse called ‘very severe’

When Shellye L. Stark gunned down her husband in an early-morning confrontation, she was reacting to a marriage so rife with abuse that she suffered from battered women’s syndrome, the …


Stark witness says abuse led to killing

When Shellye L. Stark gunned down her husband in an early-morning confrontation, she was reacting to a marriage so rife with abuse that she suffered from a clinical disorder called …


Husband had fetish, Stark says

It started in Hollywood. Months into her relationship with her future husband, Shellye L. Stark felt so pressured by him that she agreed to stand on a corner in California …


Stark says husband forced her to sell sex

It started in Hollywood. Months into her relationship with her future husband, Shellye L. Stark felt so pressured by him that she agreed to stand on a corner in California …


Murder defendant Stark recounts alleged abuse

It started in Hollywood. Months into her relationship with her future husband, Shellye L. Stark felt so pressured by him that she agreed to stand on a corner in the …


Slain man prone to violence, Starks’ son says

The Spokane man shot to death by his wife in what she said was self-defense was prone to “violent outbursts” and hit his son, the teen testified Monday, although he …


Detective says murder scene seemed staged

The woman began the 911 call clearly, urging dispatchers to send help to the Maple Street home immediately: “I served my husband with a restraining order. He violated it! He …


Jurors hear murder defendant’s call to 911

The woman began the 911 call clearly, urging dispatchers to send help to the Maple Street home immediately: “I served my husband with a restraining order. He violated it! He …


Stark’s murder trial opens

Shellye L. Stark didn’t just kill her husband – she planned the murder meticulously, prepared the crime scene and ordered her son and nephew out of the home before gunning …


Prosecutor says Stark killing was carefully planned

Shellye L. Stark didn’t just kill her husband – she planned the murder meticulously, prepared the crime scene and ordered her son and nephew out of the home before gunning …


Stark violates release terms, sent back to jail

A woman accused of killing her husband whose first-degree murder trial is expected to start this week is back in jail. Shellye L. Stark, 47, was jailed early Monday evening …


Stark back in jail after contact with witness

A woman accused of killing her husband whose first-degree murder trial is expected to start this week is back in jail. Shellye L. Stark, 47, was jailed early Monday evening …


Suspect’s boyfriend calls case unjust

A murder defendant’s boyfriend has amplified his criticism of the Spokane Police Department’s case over the past month, saying it has harassed him and his family in Orange County and …


Mistrial declared in Stark case

The jury was nearly seated and witnesses had flown in to testify, but an error by a defense lawyer delayed the first-degree murder trial of an alleged online prostitute who …


Mistrial declared in Stark trial

A mistrial was declared this morning in the murder trial of Shellye Stark.


Stark murder trial starts Monday

A former Internet prostitute admits she shot her husband five times in the back in a late-night confrontation in a south Spokane home more than two years ago. But the …


Victim’s estate in court’s hands

A Spokane man gunned down in his home in the the night, just seconds after his teenage son left. His estranged wife – once an online prostitute with the moniker …