Murder charges to be filed against Newland

Second-degree murder charges requested against Newland :

SPOKANE — A Spokane County Sheriff detective has requested a Second Degree Murder charge be filed against Kevin Newland in the death of 19-year-old Jamie Lynn Drake.

Detective Tim Hines filed a Summary of Facts with the Spokane County Prosecutor’s Office Tuesday afternoon detailing the results of his investigation into Drake’s disappearance and murder and determined there was probable cause for the murder charge.

Hines said Tuesday afternoon that following the prosecutor’s review of the case the requested charge could be upgraded to First Degree Murder.

And the cause of death for Jamie Lynn Drake has been released…

Medical Examiner Sally Aiken found in an autopsy that Jamie Drake died of suffocation due to homicidal violence.

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