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June 18, 2014 at 7:37 AM

Amanda Knox defense turns to Italy’s last resort court

The Associated Press Amanda Knox’s lawyers have formally asked Italy’s court of last resort to review the U.S. student’s appeals court conviction for the 2007 stabbing murder of her British roommate. Defense lawyer Luciano Ghirga told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the paperwork was submitted last week to the Court of Cassation, Italy’s highest criminal court. Knox’s…


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January 15, 2014 at 6:01 AM

Lakewood police killings accomplice loses appeal

TACOMA  (AP) — A state court of appeals has upheld the 420-year prison sentence given to the getaway driver for the man who ambushed and killed four Lakewood police officers. Darcus Allen was convicted of four counts of aggravated murder for his role in the November 2009 shooting. He appealed, arguing that a prosecutor misstated the…


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November 26, 2013 at 8:42 AM

Amanda Knox appeals slander conviction to European court

The Associated Press Amanda Knox says her lawyers filed an appeal of her Italy slander conviction  Monday with the European Court of Human Rights, an international court in France. The slander conviction was based on statements the student from Seattle made to police in November 2007 when she was being questioned about the slaying of her British…


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March 14, 2013 at 9:59 AM

State Supreme Court rejects Yates petition


Robert Yates (2002 photo)

Robert Yates (2002 photo)


The state Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a post-appeal petition from Spokane serial killer Robert Yates, ruling that none of his claims of trial error merited review or a hearing.


Yates’ petition raised 25 grounds for relief, including ineffective assistance of counsel, juror bias and numerous procedural issues.


Yates, 60, in 2000 pleaded guilty to 13 counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder in Spokane County in a deal in which he was sentenced to 408 years in prison instead of death. Two years later he was sentenced to death for two murders in Pierce County in 1997 and 1998. He is on death row at the Washington State Penitentiary in Walla Walla.


“Yates has failed to establish any meritorious claims,” the Supreme Court ruled Thursday. “We therefore dismiss Yates’s personal restraint petition.”


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November 16, 2011 at 1:22 PM

Yellow pages companies appeal to 9th circuit court

Publishers of the yellow pages are taking to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals their legal challenge to a law that allows Seattle residents to opt out of receiving the phone books. The appeal was filed Monday by Dex Media West, SuperMedia LLC and the Yellow Pages Association (now known as the Local Search Association.) The companies argue that the…


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