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100 years ago in Spokane: Prosecutor declines to charge suspect in strychnine death

The county prosecutor declined to charge H.M. Delaney in Rosa Kempf’s death, citing a lack of evidence.


100 years ago in Spokane: Public safety commissioner lays out motive theory in strychnine killing

Spokane’s commissioner of public safety John H. Tilsley laid out the case against H.M. Delaney – and now it was up the county prosecutor to make a decision about charges.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019

100 years ago in Spokane: Strychnine death suspect likely destroyed evidence, police say

More information surfaced casting suspicion on H.M. Delaney in the strychnine death of Rosa Kempf, 22.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019

100 years ago in Spokane: Stomach pump purchase causes suspicion in strychnine death

Several new developments cast more suspicion on Henry M. Delaney in the strychnine poisoning death of Rosa Kempf.


100 years ago in Spokane: Suitors remain focus of investigation into woman’s death from strychnine

The “sensational developments” in the Rosa Kempf strychnine poisoning case, promised by the Spokane Daily Chronicle a day earlier, turned out to merely deepen the mystery.


100 years ago in Spokane: Investigators raise doubts that strychnine death was suicide

The mystery surrounding the strychnine death of Rosa Kempf, 22, continued to baffle investigators.


100 years ago in Spokane: Strychnine poisoning case grows compilcated as second ‘sweetheart’ shows up

An autopsy revealed that Rosa Kempf died of strychnine poisoning.


100 years ago in Spokane: State officials launch rules aimed at combatting sexually transmitted diseases

State authorities were launching “the most remarkable offensive against the vice infections which has ever been attempted in the West.” By “vice infections,” they meant sexually transmitted diseases.


100 years ago in Spokane: Soup poisoned with strychnine suspected in farmer’s death

Peter Bayer, 60, a Garden Springs farmer, staggered into a neighbor’s home and said, “Oh, Jim, I’ve been poisoned eating soup.” He collapsed into a chair and died about 20 …


14 working dogs poisoned with strychnine in southwestern Idaho

Fourteen stock and guard dogs in southwestern Idaho have been poisoned and 12 have died as a result of the same type of chemical.


Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago Mystery surrounded the sudden and painful death of John Knicesky, 30, an Elk millworker and former amateur wrestler.


South Hill dog death investigated

A South Hill dog died mysteriously Tuesday after eating something in its backyard.


Poison suspected in another dog death

A South Hill dog died mysteriously Tuesday after eating something in its back yard.


No poison found in latest meatball

No poison was detected in meat found in a Spokane woman’s yard in the 900 block of East 36th Avenue on Monday, the Spokane Regional Animal Protection Service announced Thursday. …


Sandpoint dogs poisoned by strychnine

When Frank and Carrie Corallino, of Sandpoint, returned home from work on Jan. 30, they instantly knew something was wrong with Scooby, their 2-year-old Labrador retriever-Rhodesian ridgeback mix. He greeted …