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Officer Olsen’s fate rests with jurors

Karen Dorn Steele
The Spokesman-Review

SPOKANE, Wash. - The fate of suspended Spokane police Officer Jay Olsen, charged with shooting Shonto Pete in the head and sending a volley of bullets into Peaceful Valley two years ago, is in the jury's hands.

A standing-room-only crowd, including supporters of Olsen and Pete, packed Spokane County Superior Court Judge Jerome Leveque's courtroom Thursday afternoon to hear closing arguments.

"This is an important case - not only for Mr. Olsen, but for Mr. Pete and the community," said deputy prosecutor Larry Steinmetz.

 

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