Murder suspect may argue victim’s death was suicide

Murder suspect may argue victim’s death was suicide

Murder suspect may argue victim’s death was suicide

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by HAYLEY GUENTHNER & KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on March 14, 2014 at 3:29 PM

Updated Friday, Mar 14 at 8:14 PM

SPOKANE, Wash. -- Accused killer Tony Callihan was back in court Friday. He discussed that he might argue that his alleged victim’s death was a suicide.

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Detectives said Callihan, 38, strangled his girlfriend Michelle Koenen in December of 2012 near 2300 W. Broadway. Callihan had fled the area the same day Koenen was found dead in her home. He was found in the parking lot of a California grocery store sleeping in Koenen’s stolen car a week later.

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He was awarded another $2,000 for a private investigator. Back in October, a judge awarded him $2,500 for the investigator.

Callihan had been representing himself in court and on Friday, he requested an attorney. He also asked for a continuance but the motion was denied.

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His trial is set to begin in May.

 

 

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