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UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 10, 2015

‘Son’ author ‘documented humanity of his victims,’ friend says

Best-selling book about the South Hill rapist re-released as paperback and e-book


Sex offender attacks another resident at McNeil Island

OLYMPIA – A resident at the state’s Special Commitment Center for sex offenders who once gained notoriety for trying to kill Kevin Coe now faces the prospect of life imprisonment …


Judge denies appeal, keeps South Hill rapist behind bars

OLYMPIA – A federal judge in Tacoma turned down the latest request from South Hill rapist Kevin Coe to be released from McNeil Island, where he is incarcerated as a …


Judge denies Kevin Coe’s request for release

A federal judge in Tacoma rejected a request from convicted rapist Kevin Coe to be released from McNeil Island, where he is incarcerated under the state’s Sexually Violent Predator program.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 31, 2013, 2:30 p.m.

South Hill rapist Kevin Coe sues for release from state custody

South Hill rapist Kevin Coe wants out. Coe, being held indefinitely at a secure state facility for sexually violent predators, has filed suit in U.S. District Court seeking immediate release …


Kevin Coe deemed a danger to society

The Washington Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the civil commitment of South Hill rapist Kevin Coe as a sexually violent predator, which means he’s exhausted all legal avenues at the …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 27, 2012, 11:24 a.m.

Supreme Court upholds Kevin Coe commitment

The Washington Supreme Court today upheld the sexually violent predator civil commitment of South Hill rapist Kevin Coe, which means he’s exhausted all legal avenues at the state level to …


Coe commitment trial flawed, attorney says

OLYMPIA – Jurors who decided that rapist Kevin Coe was a sexual predator relied too heavily on cases that were never proven in a criminal trial, the state Supreme Court …


Appeals court rules against Coe

Appellate judges on Thursday rejected South Hill rapist Kevin Coe’s claim that evidence on dozens of sexual attacks shouldn’t have been allowed in his civil commitment trial. Coe had asked …


Coe: Evidence was inadmissible

Attorneys gave oral arguments Wednesday in an effort to undo the civil commitment of South Hill rapist Kevin Coe, whose legal fight has now moved into its fourth decade. An …


Coe appeal claims inadmissible testimony

Attorneys gave oral arguments Wednesday in an effort to undo the civil commitment of South Hill rapist Kevin Coe, whose legal fight has now moved into its fourth decade.


Our View: Horrible crimes can catalyze a community

Some prospective jurors being interviewed for the Kevin Coe civil commitment trial remember in detail what it felt like to walk the streets of Spokane during the time when a …


Complex task faces Coe jurors

The fate of Kevin Coe – whose two rape trials galvanized Spokane in the 1980s – hangs on 12 jurors who will decide over the next eight weeks whether he …


DNA results barred in Coe trial

Results from a DNA analysis that authorities wanted to introduce in South Hill rapist Kevin Coe’s civil commitment trial will be suppressed because the state attorney general’s office failed to …


Coe defense says evidence was mishandled

“South Hill rapist” Kevin Coe was absent for motions leading up to his Sept. 15 civil commitment trial, but there were plenty of sparks Monday. Coe’s lead lawyer accused the …


‘The case has consumed me’

Each morning, convicted rapist Kevin Coe rises early in his 6-foot wide, 9-foot deep, 10-foot tall cell and performs his isometric exercises. The AM talk radio is blaring when he’s …