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November 2013 Archives

4 adults charged in Steubenville rape cover-up

People in Washington and across the nation are watching as four school employees could face charges after a grand jury indictment on Nov. 25 in the Steubenville rape case. The indictment was not specific about the criminal charges against the school superintendent, an assistant football coach, a strength coach and the grade-school principal in the case. However, the adults are accused of either obstructing the investigation or failure to report child abuse, along with other charges. In October, the school technology director was also charged with obstruction of justice. The grand jury has finished their indictments in the case unless additional evidence is uncovered.

2 detained in robbery of prescription drugs

Authorities took two men, 22 and 24, into custody for allegedly committing an armed robbery in Washington on November 12. Law enforcement personnel responded to the call after 8 p.m., but the men left the scene as officers pursued them. The pair allegedly brandished a weapon and took an unknown amount of prescription drugs from the retail establishment. As they attempted to escape from the scene, they drove into a pole and attempted to escape on foot.

Federal prosecutors target Washington nurse

In November 2013, federal prosecutors alleged that a 35-year-old registered nurse stole painkillers from multiple local clinics in an attempt to fuel her own drug addiction. A Drug Enforcement Administration agent said that the woman replaced the painkillers with other substances and that, in one particular instance, her actions caused a severe stimulant reaction in a patient who had just been prepped for surgery.

Spokane man gets 10 year sentence for murder charge

The 18-year-old man accused of stabbing a Spokane, Washington, woman to death as she walked her dog pleaded guilty to second-degree murder. The man was only 17 when the crime occurred, but he was tried as an adult. Because the man had no earlier felony convictions on criminal charges and prosecutors said the case suffered from evidentiary issues, he was sentenced to just 10 years in prison.