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Suspect in RV homicide arrested, then released from jail

Prosecutors originally wanted Michael Adaszewski’s bond to be set at $750,000 then asked a judge to release him without bond at his first arraignment.

SPOKANE, Wash. — A man charged with second-degree murder was released from jail without bond the day after he was arrested. 

Prosecutors originally wanted Michael Adaszewski’s bond to be set at $750,000 then asked a judge to release him without bond at his first arraignment. Prosecutors cited new information and developments in the case.

Adaszewski, 61, is still charged in the death of Dustin Burrows, 41. Burrows’ body was discovered by firefighters in an RV which caught fire March 6 near the corner of Rockwell Avenue and Jefferson Street in north Spokane. 

According to court documents, Burrows was shot to death two days earlier by Adaszewski who owns the RV and rents a home where the RV is parked. Adaszewski ran into the house Mar. 4 telling his roommates “They were going to kill me” and “I killed him… he’s dead.”  

Adaszewski claimed Burrows and another man attempted to rob him, according to court documents. Roommates encouraged Adaszewski to call the police but he never did. 

According to court documents, Burrows’ girlfriend called someone and "advised Burrows and another individual had attempted a robbery." She reportedly told the person she called that "they had received information about a motor home/recreational vehicle and the occupant having drugs." 

Detectives interviewed Burrows’ mother who said she received information that a robbery had gone wrong and that her son, Dustin, was involved and had a firearm with him at the time. 

Firefighters found Burrows’ body in the RV after putting out the fire. The Spokane County Medical Examiner ruled his death a homicide, caused by multiple gunshot wounds. 

Adaszewski was arrested and charged with second-degree murder Mar. 10, and released the following day. As part of his release, Adaszewski must remain in Spokane County and no possess any dangerous weapons. As of Wednesday, charges have not been dropped. 

Burrows’ mom told KREM 2 her son was a drug user and abuser but was trying to turn his life around. She said her son did not deserve to die this way, adding Burrows was a very caring and funny guy. Burrows’ mom said his friends are all greatly grieving his loss. 

Credit: Kimberly Burrows

Detectives continue to investigate what happened.  

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