The Herald of Everett, Washington
Customer service  |  Subscribe   |   Log in or sign up   |   Advertising information   |   Contact us
HeraldNet on Facebook HeraldNet on Twitter HeraldNet RSS feeds HeraldNet Pinterest HeraldNet Google Plus The Daily Herald on Linked In HeraldNet Youtube
HeraldNet Newsletters  Newsletters: Sign up  Green editions icon Green editions

2 Spokane men killed in fight at campground

SHARE: facebook Twitter icon Linkedin icon Google+ icon Email icon |  PRINTER-FRIENDLY  |  COMMENTS
Associated Press
NEWPORT -- Two Spokane men were found dead after they got into a fight at a remote campground in northeastern Washington where a group of people had been drinking, authorities said Monday.
The incident occurred early Sunday at an undeveloped campground on Yocum Lake, about 10 miles south of Ione.
Steven Divine, 22, had been stabbed, while Richard R. Hill, 18, had been shot, authorities said.
About 10 people, ages 18 to 24, had been drinking when the fight broke out between the two men, Pend Oreille County Sheriff Alan Botzheim said.
The sheriff blamed alcohol consumption.
"If you subtracted the alcohol, this wouldn't have occurred," Botzheim said.
"There was just an argument over a vehicle that backed into Steven Divine's vehicle," he added. "He was upset over that and that's what started the argument."
Only Divine and Hill were involved in the fight, and there were no other suspects, although the investigation was continuing, Botzheim said.

More Northwest Headlines


HeraldNet Headlines

Top stories and breaking news updates


Share your comments: Log in using your HeraldNet account or your Facebook, Twitter or Disqus profile. Comments that violate the rules are subject to removal. Please see our terms of use. Please note that you must verify your email address for your comments to appear.

You are logged in using your HeraldNet ID. Click here to update your profile. | Log out.

Our new comment system is not supported in IE 7. Please upgrade your browser here.

comments powered by Disqus