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Gorski Found Guilty of 2nd Degree Murder in 1997 Clift Cold Case
A Yakima County Superior court jury Monday found Michael Gorski guilty of 2nd degree murder for the death of Carolyn Clift in 1997. He was also convicted of having a deadly weapon at the time of the murder. Gorski took the stand last week hoping to convince the jury he did not kill Clift and admitte…
Another Trial Delay in the Goggin Triple Murder Case
Another delay Monday in the West Valley Triple murder case against Tracy Culton.
Her trial date was pushed back several months and is raising questions whether this could be a repeat of mishaps we saw in the Kevin Harper trial.
Culton was supposed to go on trial next month for in the deaths of Bill, P…
Harper Murder Trial Costs $370,000
It was the plea deal that shocked Yakima; a year and a half after three people were found brutally beaten to death it their West Valley home, prosecutors decided they did not have the evidence to convict their prime suspect Kevin Harper...
Dead Body Found, Utah Man Turns Himself in to Yakima Police
Investigators say a Utah man turned himself in to Yakima police Friday and provided information that led authorities to his girlfriend's dead body.
Steven Grey is now a murder suspect in the death of 44-year-old Jennifer Brackenbury.
Police in Orem, Utah received word from Yakima Police this past…
Harper Plea Bargin Shocks Yakima
In February of last year Bill, Pauline and Bettye Goggin were found beaten to death in their home in West Valley. Today, the man arrested and charged with their murders is no longer facing life in prison. That's because as part of a plea bargain the aggravated first degree murder charges were d…
Goggin Triple Murder Case Develops More Twists
Kevin Harper entered a Yakima courtroom on day two of what's technically his trial. Though, so far there's no jury and we haven't heard opening statements.
The Goggin triple murder case was forced to start Monday in line with the deadline to meet Harper's right to a speedy tria…
Judge Sentences Convicted Murderer To Life In Prison
Yakima County Superior Court Judge Ruth Ruekoff called the crime one of the worst in her experience as a judge. Then she sentenced 23-year-old Aaron Briden to life in prison without parole - the maximum sentence she could give. Briden was found guilty in the brutal rape and murder of Shelley Kin…
Looney Found Not Guilty In Premeditated Murder Case
A jury found Sebastian Looney not guilty on one count of premeditated murder Tuesday afternoon in Yakima County Superior Court. Looney was accused of killing Gary Snell and hiding the body under a porch in 2010; however, a judge declared a mistrial due to a previous robbery charge and two previo…