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Crime Corner: Assault fatal to Tekoan's brother

Series: Crime Corner | Story 14

TEKOA — An alleged assault on a local man ended fatally in 1947.

According to an article published in the Tekoa Sentinel on Friday, June 27, 1947, Walter Decker, Northern Pacific Car Shop laborer in Spokane and brother of Mrs. Howard Jennings of Tekoa, died Sunday night on June 22, 1947.

Decker died at Sacred Heart Hospital and was reportedly a victim of robbery and assault.

According to the article, Spokane police said they knew nothing of Decker’s injuries until Monday, June 16, when the emergency hospital attendant was summoned by Decker’s landlady.

Decker had been found unconscious in his...


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