By Jonathan Olsen-Koziol
Cheney Free Press 

Cheney man convicted of first-degree murder

Jury finds David Pettis poisoned late wife’s ice cream


Last updated 12/16/2021 at 11:35am

SPOKANE – A jury has found a Cheney man guilty of first-degree murder.

David Pettis, age, is expected to be sentenced early next year.

Pettis was found guilty Dec. 13 after being accused of putting a lethal dose of hydrocodone in an ice cream float for his late wife, Peggy Pettis,

Closing arguments in the murder trial were presented Dec. 9 in Spokane County Superior Court.

The fatal dose was said to be 10 times more than a recommended therapeutic dose, court records show.

Pettis has been living in Oklahoma and working in Arkansas and recently returned to Spokane to face trial.


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