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David Bogdanov gives emotional testimony as he takes the stand to assert his claim of self-defense in the death of 17-year-old Nikki Kuhnhausen at the Clark County Courthouse Tuesday morning. He is facing charges of second-degree murder and malicious harassment.

Bogdanov takes the stand, claims self-defense in death of Nikki Kuhnhausen

David Bogdanov gives emotional testimony as he takes the stand to assert his claim of self-defense in the death of 17-year-old Nikki Kuhnhausen at the Clark County Courthouse Tuesday morning. He is facing charges of second-degree murder and malicious harassment.

August 24, 2021, 3:46pm Clark County News

David Bogdanov testified Tuesday in Clark County Superior Court that he strangled 17-year-old Nikki Kuhnhausen in 2019 while trying to keep her from reaching a loaded gun he had near the driver’s seat of his car. Read story

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Victim of Saturday shooting in east Vancouver identified

A close-up photo of police lights by night

August 24, 2021, 1:04pm Clark County News

A man killed in a Saturday night shooting at an east Vancouver parking lot has been identified as 34-year-old Armando P. Valencia of Vancouver. Read story

Defendant David Bogdanov listens to the prosecution's opening statement, with a photo of 17-year-old Nikki Kuhnhausen on a projection screen behind him, at his murder trial in Clark County Superior Court.

Prosecutors rest case against Bogdanov in murder trial

Defendant David Bogdanov listens to the prosecution's opening statement, with a photo of 17-year-old Nikki Kuhnhausen on a projection screen behind him, at his murder trial in Clark County Superior Court.

August 23, 2021, 6:04pm Clark County News

Clark County prosecutors rested their case against David Bogdanov on Monday afternoon, following four days of testimony in the murder and hate-crime trial. Read story

One dead in east Vancouver homicide

August 22, 2021, 10:40am Clark County News

The Vancouver Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance as it investigates a homicide in east Vancouver. Read story

Defendant David Bogdanov listens to the prosecution's opening statement, with a photo of 17-year-old Nikki Kuhnhausen on a projection screen behind him, at his murder trial Tuesday morning in Clark County Superior Court. Bogdanov is accused of strangling the transgender teen.

Accused’s brothers, ex-girlfriend testify in Bogdanov murder trial

Defendant David Bogdanov listens to the prosecution's opening statement, with a photo of 17-year-old Nikki Kuhnhausen on a projection screen behind him, at his murder trial Tuesday morning in Clark County Superior Court. Bogdanov is accused of strangling the transgender teen.

August 19, 2021, 6:59pm Clark County News

The murder trial for David Bogdanov finished its first week Thursday afternoon. He is accused of strangling a Vancouver teenager after learning she was transgender. Read story

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Camas man sentenced to 10 years for rape of woman with developmental disability

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August 17, 2021, 6:19pm Clark County News

A Camas man was sentenced to 10 years in prison Monday for raping an 18-year-old woman with developmental disabilities in March 2018 in a restroom at a Vancouver community center. Read story

Defendant David Bogdanov listens to the prosecution's opening statement, with a photo of 17-year-old Nikki Kuhnhausen on a projection screen behind him, at his murder trial Tuesday morning in Clark County Superior Court. Bogdanov is accused of strangling the transgender teen.

Prosecutor: Bogdanov strangled transgender teen, fled the country

Defendant David Bogdanov listens to the prosecution's opening statement, with a photo of 17-year-old Nikki Kuhnhausen on a projection screen behind him, at his murder trial Tuesday morning in Clark County Superior Court. Bogdanov is accused of strangling the transgender teen.

August 17, 2021, 1:02pm Clark County News

A prosecutor told a Clark County Superior Court jury Tuesday that David Bogdanov strangled 17-year-old Nikki Kuhnhausen with a phone cord after learning the teenager was transgender, dumped her body on Larch Mountain and then fled the country later that night. Read story

A photo of Nikki Kuhnhausen is placed at the front of the room during a vigil Dec. 20, 2019, at the Vancouver United Church of Christ in Hazel Dell.

Trial begins for Vancouver man accused in teen’s strangulation

A photo of Nikki Kuhnhausen is placed at the front of the room during a vigil Dec. 20, 2019, at the Vancouver United Church of Christ in Hazel Dell.

August 16, 2021, 7:18pm Clark County News

The murder trial for a Vancouver man accused of strangling a teenager to death in 2019 after learning she was transgender began Monday in Clark County Superior Court with jury selection. Read story

The Clark County Sheriff's Office, Vancouver Police Department and Washington State Patrol investigate the shooting in Hazel Dell on Oct. 29.

Review: Deadly use of force in Kevin Peterson Jr. shooting ruled legal, justifiedvideo icon

The Clark County Sheriff's Office, Vancouver Police Department and Washington State Patrol investigate the shooting in Hazel Dell on Oct. 29.

August 16, 2021, 12:03pm Clark County News

An outside prosecutor’s office tasked with reviewing the October fatal shooting of Kevin Peterson Jr. by three Clark County sheriff’s deputies found the officers’ use of deadly force was justified and lawful. Read story

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Despite credibility issues, Washington cops find police jobs elsewhere

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August 16, 2021, 6:05am Courts & Crime

Anders Fiksdal resigned from his job as a Washington state trooper after being accused of letting another law enforcement officer’s son skate on a drunken driving charge. Read story