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By James Eik
Staff Reporter 

Suspect named in Eastern State Hospital homicide


The murder of a male patient at Eastern State Hospital Tuesday, Nov. 20 is still under investigation.

Amber I. Roberts, 30, is suspected of killing Duane Charley, 56, between Monday and Tuesday. According to Associated Press reports, she appeared in court Wednesday, Nov. 21 and pleaded not guilty. At the time of publication, she was being held in Spokane County Jail on a $1 million bail for first-degree premeditated murder.

“The Spokane County Sheriff’s Department is investigating in an effort to determine the facts surrounding the patient’s death,” the Department of Social and H...

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