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Facing turnover, huge caseloads and complaints, Spokane County considers turning Public Defender’s Office into nonprofit

Spokane County appears poised to overturn decades of precedent and hand the responsibility of representing indigent suspects to lawyers who work for a nonprofit rather than the county. The move …


UPDATED: Thu., July 18, 2019, 7:37 a.m.

Shawn Vestal: Building a bigger, better Spokane County Jail won’t necessarily solve overcrowding issue

Every release from the Spokane County Jail, from the least serious to the most, from allegation to conviction to dismissal, tells a different story. But we apply the same blunt …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 6:59 a.m.

Sheriff, prosecutor say budget cuts would undermine public safety in Spokane County

Spokane County’s top law enforcement officials say proposed budget cuts would force them to lay off deputies and prosecute fewer cases.


Deputy Spokane County prosecutor resigns with no explanation

Thursday was the last day on the job for Deputy Spokane County Prosecutor Joe Kuhlman, who resigned. But nobody is saying why.


No death penalty, but life in prison awaits Murry

Convicted killer Roy H. Murry will not face the death penalty. But barring a successful appeal, the gun-loving Iraq War veteran will never again walk free.


Jury convicts Roy Murry of triple murder in grisly slaying of estranged wife’s family

A jury convicted Roy H. Murry of murdering three members of his ex-wife’s family in a grisly ambush that ended when he torched the family’s Colbert-area home to try to …


Roy Murry triple-murder case goes to the jury

Jurors will now decide whether Roy H. Murry will spend the rest of his life in prison for a grisly triple murder or walk free from a prosecution that lacked …


Murry triple-murder trial set to begin Wednesday

A jury of eight women and four men has been selected to hear the case against 31-year-old Roy H. Murry, who faces three counts of aggravated murder in connection to …


Roy Murry triple-homicide trial to begin Monday

Roy H. Murry either planned and carried out a “swift attack” in May 2015, when he shot three members of his estranged wife’s family and then waited in vain to …


Avondre Graham gets 10 years in Spokane River trail slaying

Billie McKinney, the daughter of the woman stabbed to death as she walked her dog along the Spokane River last year, told the young man taking a plea bargain in …


DNA provides new evidence in case of bookstore owner’s violent death

A first-degree murder trial began Tuesday in the 2007 bludgeoning death of an adult-bookstore owner, even though another man already was convicted for that crime. The man on trial now, …


Woman convicted of murder

Testimony from three witnesses put the gun in her boyfriend’s hand either during or immediately after a Spokane man was shot to death last December following a bizarre altercation, but …


Girlfriend convicted of murdering Spokane man

Three witnesses put the gun in her boyfriend’s hand either during or immediately after a Spokane man was shot last December following a bizarre altercation. But Melinda R. Barrera admitted …


Trial starts for two charged in shooting death

The murder trial is under way of a man and woman charged in the shooting death late last year of a man who called police as he was dying from …


Reworked plea nets 60 days for shooter who missed kids

A man who fired several gunshots into a house, narrowly missing two toddlers, after a 2009 dispute over a dog accepted a plea bargain Monday that called for 60 days …


Bail reduced for couple held in shooting

A couple charged with killing a Spokane man over a thrown cellphone appeared in court Thursday, where a judge sent them a lifeline in reducing their bonds but kept the …