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Psychologist's testimony from 1981 re-read in Coe's civil commitment hearing

Dr. Robert Wexler's testimony from 1981 is read to the jury in Coe's civil commitment hearing Dr. Robert Wexler's testimony from 1981 is read to the jury in Coe's civil commitment hearing
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    After being released from prison, convicted South Hill Rapist, Kevin Coe, faces a civil commitment hearing.  KHQ has compiled several documents, stories and videos that offer perspective on this important news story.>>
    After being released from prison, the convicted South Hill Rapist, Kevin Coe, faces a civil commitment hearing.  KHQ has compiled several documents, stories and videos that offer perspective on this important news story in the Inland Northwest.>>

SPOKANE, Wash. - Inflammatory testimony was read in court Wednesday at the civil commitment trial of Kevin Coe.  The testimony was that of Coe's documented confession to a psychologist hired by the Coe family during the sentencing phase of his first trial.

Dr. Robert Wexler first testified in 1981.  Nearly 30 years later, his testimony from the 1981 trial was re-read in this most recent case by a member of the Attorney General's Office.

Coe, for his part, confuses the issue in a videotaped deposition conducted earlier this year, saying at first he admitted one of the rapes so he could be treated at Eastern State Hospital.  He wanted to go there instead of prison.  But then he is heard denying he made the statement altogether.

Testimony of Coe's girlfriend at the time was also read in court.  Gini Perham wanted nothing to do with the civil commitment case.  In 1981, however, she talked about Coe's "strange" behaviors that at times made her believe that he may be the South Hill Rapist.

She also testified that Coe would often wear gloves, something he denied in his 2008 deposition.  At least one rape victim said her attacker wore oven mitts.  Coe denied even owning any.  But Perham said, in fact, he did own oven mitts.

"I asked in a loud voice why he was washing oven mitts at 6:30 a.m.," Perham testified.

Because the testimony was read into the record, the defense was not able to object to any of it.  Coe's defense attorneys did, however, get a chance to approve it before Wednesday's hearing.

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