Murder

NWPR Books
6:51 am
Tue July 8, 2014

For One Crime Writer, Peaceful Shetland Is A Perfect Place For Murder

Old stone houses abut the harbor in Lerwick, Shetland's largest town. Outsiders are known here as "soothmoothers," because they arrive on the ferry through the south mouth of the Bressay Sound.
Ari Shapiro NPR

Crime writer Ann Cleeves puts it best in her novel Dead Water: "Shetland didn't do pretty. It did wild and bleak and dramatic."

The Shetland Islands are a damp and rocky place, with endless miles of green and gray. Humanity seems to cling to the land here like a few tenacious barnacles. "I love the idea of long, low horizons with secrets hidden underneath," Cleeves says.

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Amanda Knox Trial
7:23 am
Tue March 26, 2013

Amanda Knox To Face Second Murder Trial

Seattle native and University of Washington student Amanda Knox will stand trial in Italy for murder – again.

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Yates Death Penalty
7:03 am
Fri March 15, 2013

No Mercy For Serial Killer Yates By State High Court

Washington State high court justices have brushed aside a long list of legal objections raised by Spokane multiple murderer Robert Yates in his effort to escape the death penalty. Spokane Public Radio's Tom Bacon reports.

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Israel Keyes
6:37 am
Tue January 15, 2013

Search For Victims Lives On After Killer’s Death

Serial killer Israel Keyes.
Credit Photo courtesy FBI

December, a suspected serial killer from Washington killed himself in a jail cell in Anchorage, Alaska. Israel Keyes’ suicide abruptly halted progress into uncovering one of the widest-ranging serial killing sprees in the U.S. Now, the FBI is trying to piece together exactly what he did. As Jessica Robinson reports, investigators are struggling to connect seemingly random dots that they hope will lead them to other victims.

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Confessed Alaksan Killer
6:47 am
Tue December 4, 2012

Alaska Murder Suspect Commits Suicide, Confessed In Other Crimes

Confessed killer Israel Keyes.
Credit Photo courtesy Anchorage Police Department

Investigators in Alaska are looking into whether a confessed killer has connections to murders in the Northwest and around the country. Israel Keyes died Sunday of an apparent suicide in an Anchorage jail cell after admitting to murdering a barista named Samantha Koenig and a Vermont couple. Daysha Eaton reports from the Alaska Public Radio Network.

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Psychiatric Patient Death
6:06 am
Wed November 21, 2012

One Patient Dead, Another Arrested At Eastern State Hospital

A patient was found dead early Tuesday at a psychiatric hospital in eastern Washington, leading to the arrest of patient in the same unit. The woman in custody is suspected of murder.

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Zehm Settlement
7:28 am
Wed May 23, 2012

Spokane City Council Approves Zehm Death Settlement

The Spokane City Council Monday night voted unanimously to approve a $1.67 million settlement between Otto Zehm’s family and the city. Paige Browning reports.

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Benoit Settlement
6:10 am
Wed April 18, 2012

AP Report: Settlement Between UI And Family Of Slain Student

The Associated Press reported Tuesday that the family of a University of Idaho graduate student murdered last August has agreed to a financial settlement with the university in a claim filed against the school. Katy Benoit’s family had filed a three million dollar tort claim against the UI in December. Northwest Public Radio’s Glenn Mosley recounts the events of last August in Moscow.

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Developing: Murder-Suicide
4:05 pm
Mon February 6, 2012

Pierce County Sheriff's Dept. Investigating Josh Powell Murder-Suicide

A house fire in Graham, Washington is being investigated as a murder-suicide.
Photo Source: Northwest News Network

The Pierce County Sheriff’s department is investigating a murder-suicide connected to a high-profile missing person’s case.

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Washington Arson Deaths
8:00 am
Mon February 6, 2012

Police Say Father Killed Two Sons And Himself In Fire

A house fire in Graham, Washington is being investigated as a murder-suicide.
Photo Source: Northwest News Network

GRAHAM, Wash. – Police are investigating what they say is an intentional murder-suicide connected to a high-profile missing person’s case. It happened near Graham, Washington Sunday. The suspect, Josh Powell, and his two young sons were found dead in their home after a blaze.

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