SPOKANE, Wash. - A bump in the road for the defense team in the Karl Thompson trial. U.S. District Judge Fred Van Sickle ruled in a motion Tuesday to deny their request to talk to jurors. Lawyers wanted to question jurors about what they possible saw on the news in the hotel on Nov. 1 and 2 as they were heading to court in Yakima, citing that exposure to outside information would sway them in their verdict. Thompson was convicted of use of excessive force and lying to investigators in the 2006 death of janitor Otto Zehm. Thompson's lawyers have until Dec. 14 to file a motion for a new trial.
Wednesday, December 4 2013 10:20 AM EST2013-12-04 15:20:11 GMT
KHQ.COM - If you've ever walked down Frederick near Monroe in north Spokane around this time of year, you've seen it.>>
KHQ.COM - If you've ever walked down Frederick near Monroe in north Spokane around this time of year, you've seen it. How could you not? "Once you start, it has to look halfway decent or else you shouldn't be doing it," Al Materi told KHQ's Kelsey Watts.>>
Tuesday, December 3 2013 5:02 PM EST2013-12-03 22:02:15 GMT
SPOKANE, Wash. - Cynthia Phan has been wondering about and searching for her father since she can remember.>>
SPOKANE, Wash. - Cynthia Phan has been searching for her father since she can remember. She was born in Vietnam during the war from a Vietnamese mother and an American father, serving in the U.S. army. When her father returned to the U.S., all he left was his photo and a love note; those two things have driven Cynthia for 40+ years to find the man she could call father. >>