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Defense acts out theory of killing in Camas woman’s trial

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February 7, 2023, 6:21pm Clark County News

In a last-minute decision, Stephanie “Sam” Westby chose not to take the stand Tuesday in her bench trial for domestic violence murder and assault. Read story

Defense attorney Jacy Thayer, left, sits with defendant Stephanie "Sam" Westby at the opening of Westby's murder trial in Clark County Superior Court. Westby is accused of killing her husband during a confrontation over him having an affair.

Murder trial continues; Camas woman to take stand

Defense attorney Jacy Thayer, left, sits with defendant Stephanie "Sam" Westby at the opening of Westby's murder trial in Clark County Superior Court. Westby is accused of killing her husband during a confrontation over him having an affair.

February 6, 2023, 6:08pm Clark County News

A judge denied a motion Monday to dismiss the murder and assault charges against Stephanie “Sam” Westby. Her bench trial continues Tuesday with the defense’s witnesses, and Westby is expected to take the stand. Read story

Stephanie "Sam" Westby, right, is seated next to her attorneys during the opening of her murder trial Monday morning at the Clark County Courthouse. She's accused of killing her husband during a confrontation over him having an affair.

Judge hears forensic evidence in Camas woman’s murder trial

Stephanie "Sam" Westby, right, is seated next to her attorneys during the opening of her murder trial Monday morning at the Clark County Courthouse. She's accused of killing her husband during a confrontation over him having an affair.

February 2, 2023, 6:08pm Clark County News

A forensic scientist testified Thursday the gun Stephanie “Sam” Westby used to fatally shoot her husband at their Camas home was likely within 6 feet of him when she fired. Read story

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Clark County Sheriff’s Office: Man fires shot, barricades self in barn near Fargher Lake

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February 2, 2023, 5:52pm Clark County News

A La Center man who allegedly assaulted his elderly father was arrested Thursday night following an hours-long armed standoff with deputies in north Clark County, according to the sheriff’s office. Read story

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Artwork ripped up, man stabbed in Camas

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February 1, 2023, 5:02pm Clark County News

A homeless man is accused of stabbing a man who had ripped up artwork he was selling outside of Dollar Tree in Camas. Read story

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Vancouver man accused of kidnapping, assaulting police informant during drug sting

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February 1, 2023, 2:24pm Clark County News

A Vancouver man is accused of kidnapping an undercover informant for the Vancouver Police Department during a drug sting and assaulting the informant at his house. Read story

Defense attorney Jacy Thayer, left, sits with defendant Stephanie "Sam" Westby at the opening of Westby's murder trial Monday at the Clark County Courthouse. Westby is accused of killing her husband during a confrontation over him having an extramarital affair.

Camas woman claims self-defense in husband’s death

Defense attorney Jacy Thayer, left, sits with defendant Stephanie "Sam" Westby at the opening of Westby's murder trial Monday at the Clark County Courthouse. Westby is accused of killing her husband during a confrontation over him having an extramarital affair.

January 30, 2023, 5:56pm Clark County News

A Camas woman’s murder trial opened Monday with her attorney claiming she acted in self-defense when she shot her husband, whom she had confronted over having an extramarital affair. Read story

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Vancouver man accused of beating man with cinder block

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January 26, 2023, 6:02pm Clark County News

A Vancouver man is accused of beating another man with a cinder block so badly he was in the ICU for several days and needed a metal plate inserted in his skull. Read story

New chaplain sworn in to assist Clark County Sheriff’s Office

January 26, 2023, 6:02am Clark County News

Clark County Sheriff John Horch swore in the agency’s first chaplain designated to provide counseling and emotional support to employees, their families and the public earlier this month. Read story

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Camas man accused in assault, drive-by shooting

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January 25, 2023, 2:00pm Clark County News

A Camas man is accused of shooting into a truck full of people, including a former girlfriend, after an early morning drug deal went wrong. Read story