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  • Expert witness believes Coe not likely to reoffend

    Expert witness believes Coe not likely to reoffend

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The defense in Kevin Coe's civil commitment hearing took its turn in the courtroom Monday, calling an expert witness who said Coe is likely too old to re-offend.>>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - The defense in Kevin Coe's civil commitment hearing took its turn in the courtroom Monday, calling an expert witness who said Coe is likely too old to re-offend.  Dr. Theodore Donaldson testified on Monday that Coe is a low risk to ever rape again.  He also said that just because a person has raped in the past does not mean they have a mental abnormality.  >>
  • Psychologist takes stand in State's case against Coe

    Psychologist takes stand in State's case against Coe

    The State's main witness in the case against Kevin Coe has maintained for years that Coe fits the definition of a violent sexual predator.>>
    The State's main and last witness in the case against Kevin Coe took the stand on Wednesday for the second straight day.  Dr. Amy Phenix, a psychologist, has maintained for years that Coe deserves to remain in state custody because he fits the definition of a violent sexual predator.>>
  • Internet a point of contention in Coe trial

    Internet a point of contention in Coe trial

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Judge O'Connor, the judge in Kevin Coe Civil Commitment trial, ruled Tuesday morning that cameras will be able to show Kevin Coe while on the witness stand. >>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Judge O'Connor, the judge in Kevin Coe Civil Commitment trial, ruled Tuesday morning that cameras will be able to show Kevin Coe while on the witness stand. It had been previously a rule of the court that Coe could not be filmed while anywhere in the courtroom, only to and from.>>
  • Coe's Civil Commitment trial continues, Coe expected to take stand Tuesday

    Coe's Civil Commitment trial continues, Coe expected to take stand Tuesday

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Civil Commitment trial for convicted rapist Kevin Coe continues Monday. Coe is expected to take the stand Tuesday.>>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Civil Commitment trial for convicted rapist Kevin Coe continues Monday. Coe is expected to take the stand Tuesday.>>
  • Psychologist's testimony from 1981 re-read in Coe's civil commitment hearing

    Psychologist's testimony from 1981 re-read in Coe's civil commitment hearing

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Inflammatory testimony was read in court Wednesday at the civil commitment trial of Kevin Coe. >>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Inflammatory testimony was read in court Wednesday at the civil commitment trial of Kevin Coe.  The testimony was that of Coe's documented confession to a psychologist hired by the Coe family during the sentencing phase of his first trial.>>
  • Testimony begins in Coe's civil commitment trial

    Testimony begins in Coe's civil commitment trial

    SPOKANE, Wash. - One by one they took the stand, telling the court the awful memories that remain from nearly 30 years ago. >>INSIDE: Video | Blog | More...>>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - One by one they took the stand, telling the court the awful memories that remain from nearly 30 years ago.  The witnesses brought painful emotion to the courtroom on the first day of proceedings in Kevin Coe's civil commitment trial.>>
  • Judge says jury selection will remain open in Coe trial

    Judge says jury selection will remain open in Coe trial

    Individual screening for jurors in the Coe trial begins MondayIndividual screening for jurors in the Coe trial begins Monday
    SPOKANE, Wash. - A lawyer for 61-year-old Kevin Coe says there's "zero likelihood" that the convicted rapist will reoffend. >>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - A lawyer for 61-year-old Kevin Coe says there's "zero likelihood" that the convicted rapist will reoffend. The attorney, Tim Trageser, is trying to prevent Coe from being committed to the Special Center for sex predators on McNeil Island.  >>INSIDE: More Information>>
  • Jury seated for Kevin Coe commitment trial

    Jury seated for Kevin Coe commitment trial

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A 12-person jury has been seated in the Kevin Coe civil commitment trial set to begin Monday. >>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - A 12-person jury has been seated in the Kevin Coe civil commitment trial set to begin Monday. Additional pre-trial motions were heard Thursday afternoon including a motion to move the trial out of Spokane because of media coverage. That motion was denied by Judge Kathleen O'conner. >>INSIDE: More Details>>
  • Coe's attorneys: Don't call Coe South Hill Rapist in court

    Coe's attorneys: Don't call Coe South Hill Rapist in court

    SPOKANE, Wash. - As jury selection in the Kevin Coe case wrapped up for the week on Thursday afternoon, Coe's attorneys introduced a motion that would bar the term South Hill Rapist in the courtroom.>>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - As jury selection in the Kevin Coe case wrapped up for the week on Thursday afternoon, Coe's attorneys introduced a bevy of pre-trial motions in their client's defense, including one that would bar the term South Hill Rapist in the courtroom. >>INSIDE: More Information | Links | Photos>>
  • Many potential jurors affected by original Coe trials; jury selection continues

    Many potential jurors affected by original Coe trials; jury selection continues

    Kevin Coe walks into a Spokane County courtroomKevin Coe walks into a Spokane County courtroom
    SPOKANE, Wash. - As the process of selecting a jury in Kevin Coe's civil commitment hearing continues, the judge, attorneys and the media are learning just how widespread this case really is.>>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - As the process of selecting a jury in Kevin Coe's civil commitment hearing continues, the judge, attorneys and the media are learning just how widespread this case really is.>>
  • Jury selection starts in Coe trial

    Jury selection starts in Coe trial

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Jury selection began Monday in the civil commitment trial of Kevin Coe, who the state is attempting to keep in prison even though he has completed a 25-year prison sentence for rape.>>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Jury selection began Monday in the civil commitment trial of Kevin Coe, who the state is attempting to keep in prison even though he has completed a 25-year prison sentence for rape. More than 600 potential jurors were called for what is expected to be a long and sensational trial. INSIDE>> Video | More information... >>
  • Coe loses motion; Doctors say he suffers from depression

    Coe loses motion; Doctors say he suffers from depression

    Kevin Coe, known as the South Hill Rapist, was convicted of First Degree Rape and sent to prison for 25 years.Kevin Coe, known as the South Hill Rapist, was convicted of First Degree Rape and sent to prison for 25 years.
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Convicted rapist Kevin Coe lost a motion in court Friday, after he requested that he be moved to Eastern State Hospital during his upcoming civil commitment trial.>>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Convicted rapist Kevin Coe lost a motion in court Friday, after he requested that he be moved to Eastern State Hospital during his upcoming civil commitment trial. A judge ruled that he will be housed at the Spokane County Jail instead. It was revealed in court that Coe is suffering from significant depression. >>INSIDE: More Info | Links | Video | Discussion>>
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