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One Convicted, One Acquitted On Assault Charges

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One Convicted, One Acquitted On Assault Charges

On October 30th, 2013, a Spokane County Superior Court jury convicted 48-year-old Dean Anders of 1st Degree Assault with a deadly weapon.  This was the result of an assault that took place near the area of Greenwood and Indian Canyon Dr. on March 6th, 2013.  The second suspect that was arrested, 55-year-old John Hill, was acquitted by the jury on all charges.
 
On the morning of March 7th, the victim called 911 and was located in his sleeping bag in People's Park suffering from numerous fractures, lacerations and bruises that were later determined to have been inflicted by a framing hammer.  The victim had identified his attackers as Anders and Hill to investigators.  Anders has prior convictions for child rape and is scheduled to be sentenced on November 15th.
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