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Update: Court documents give new details of murder case

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Police are investigating a homicide at the Downtowner motel on South Washington Street. Police are investigating a homicide at the Downtowner motel on South Washington Street.
SPOKANE, Wash. - UPDATE: 

Michael Baesman spoke to several family members and friends in the hours after he killed Shawna Wyatt and according to court documents confessed to them that he was responsible for her death.

Documents also read that Baesman was distraught and said to one of his sisters, "I think I killed her." Witnesses describe Baesman as "hysterical and drunk".

January 16th was his first court appearance. He is being charged with 2nd degree murder and is being held on $250,000 bond. His will appear in court next on January 27th.

A memorial fund has been set up for Wyatt, which you can find here: http://www.gofundme.com/kbrats


PREVIOUS COVERAGE: The Spokane County Medical Examiner's Office confirmed the identity and cause of death of the woman who was found dead at the Downtowner Motel. The victim is 34-year-old Shawana Wyatt. The cause of death is strangulation, and the manner is homicide.

PREVIOUS COVERAGE: One woman was found dead early Thursday morning in a room at the Downtowner Motel in downtown Spokane, and police have arrested the woman's boyfriend in connection to her murder. 

Spokane police said they responded to calls about fighting coming from one of the rooms at the Downtowner around 5:50am. When they arrived minutes later, they found one woman already dead. They found the woman's boyfriend, the man they believe is responsible for her death, later in the morning at a gas station on the north side of town. He has been identified as 36-year-old Michael W. Baesman. Baesman has been arrested for 2nd Degree Murder. Police do not believe anyone else was involved. 

Spokane Police executed a search warrant of the room where the woman was found to continue their investigation.

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