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2 guilty verdicts in Tonasket murder trial

Tansy Mathis Tansy Mathis
Lacey Hirst-Pavek and David Richards Lacey Hirst-Pavek and David Richards

OKANOGAN, Wash. (AP) - Two Spokane people have been convicted in Okanogan of murder charges in the stabbing death of a pregnant woman near Tonasket.

Sheriff Frank Rogers says the jury returned verdicts at 11 p.m. Thursday in Okanogan County Superior Court. Thirty-year-old Tansy Fae-Arwen Mathis was found guilty of aggravated murder, manslaughter of the unborn child, kidnapping and tampering with evidence. She will be sentenced to life in prison without parole.

Thirty-four-year-old David Eugene Richards of Spokane was found guilty of second-degree murder and manslaughter. Twenty-five-year-old Michelle L. Kitterman was killed with an ice pick in March of 2009. A third suspect pleaded guilty and a fourth is scheduled for trial in July.

 

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