Murder suspect’s arraignment delayed
SPOKANE, Wash. — The woman accused of fatally shooting a Spokane apartment building owner and wounding the manager did not enter a plea Tuesday morning.
27 year old Anne Carpenter is charged with the murder of Danette Kane and wounding Michael Troy during a shooting on December 19, 2017 at the Westview Manor Apartments.
Carpenter appeared before Judge James Triplet and her attorney immediately asked for a continuance, stating that he wanted Carpenter to undergo a mental evaluation to see if she is competent to proceed with the case.
Carpenter, dressed in orange and gray jail clothing, said nothing in the short appearance other than to state her full name for the judge.
According to court documents, there was some sort of dispute between Carpenter’s father who lives at the apartment complex and the manager Micheal Troy. Investigators believe that dispute could be the motive for the shooting.
Court documents allege Carpenter went to the complex looking for Troy and when she found him in the parking lot, shot him three times. Investigators say when Carpenter was leaving, she saw Kane on the third story landing. Court documents show Carpenter climbed the stairs and allegedly shot Kane at a short distance.
Detectives recovered a total of six shell casings from the scene.
A sketch of the murder suspect was released and three days later, Carpenter was arrested near Northtown.
Her arraignment has been reschedule for February 6, unless her attorney files for a competency hearing.
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