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Kevin Newland

Kevin Newland

Spokane killer shot dead in attempted prison escape:

It’s been years since I last posted about Kevin Newland. He first came to notice back in 2006 when he was arrested in connection with the disappearance of then 19-year-old Jamie Lynn Drake. This was back when I was posting about any criminal that had a MySpace account.

Unfortunately, it turned out that Miss Drake was murdered by Newland. Investigators say that he suffocated her with a plastic bag. He hid her body under the floorboards of a cabin in the woods of Washington state.

Newland was sentenced to 45 years for the murder but the other day that turned into a death sentence. Newland was shot and killed during an attempted break out at Clallam Bay Corrections Center.

I tweeted this information to a former high-profile crime blogger who covered the case when it first happened and he tweeted back to me that it “Couldn’t have happened to a nicer murdering asshole.” My only addition to that is to the guard who shot and killed him is thanks for saving the taxpayers of Washington some money.

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