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By Matthew O. Stephens

Jury can't come to verdict in Aguirre case

Trial reset for March


Last updated 12/16/2021 at 11:28am

SPOKANE – A jury was unable to come to a verdict during the trial in which former Pasco police officer 57-year-old Richard Aguirre was accused of killing 27-year-old Ruby Doss in 1986.

A mistrial was granted by Spokane County Superior Judge Maryann Moreno when jury members could not agree on a verdict after nearly 10 hours of deliberations last week. The judge said the defendant will go back on trial in March of 2022 for a first-degree murder charge.

According to records, Doss’ body was found by a passerby in January of 1986 next to a building near what was once Playfair Race Course...

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